TITLE

Urine catecholamines in paediatrics

AUTHOR(S)
Erdelyi, Daniel J.; Elliott, Martin; Phillips, Bob
PUB. DATE
June 2011
SOURCE
Archives of Disease in Childhood -- Education & Practice Edition;Jun2011, Vol. 96 Issue 6, p107
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article explores urinary catecholamines and its metabolites in pediatric patients. High performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) is the most common way of analyzing urine catecholamines and their metabolites. Hypertensive children diagnosed with the rare disorder Phaeochromocytoma are subjected to undergo HPLC and those with a positive result have a 3% chance of acquiring phaeochromocytoma. The author says that urine catecholamine measurement is an effective tool to diagnose children suspected to have neuroblastoma.
ACCESSION #
60875628

 

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