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The diagnosis of urinary tract infections in young children (DUTY): protocol for a diagnostic and prospective observational study to derive and validate a clinical algorithm for the diagnosis of UTI in children presenting to primary care with an acute illness.

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BACKGROUND: Urinary tract infection (UTI) is common in children, and may cause serious illness and recurrent symptoms. However, obtaining a urine sample from young children in primary care is challenging and not feasible for large numbers. Evidence regarding the predictive value of symptoms, signs and urinalysis for UTI in young children is urgently needed to help primary care clinicians better identify children who should be investigated for UTI. This paper describes the protocol for the Dia...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed

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10.1186/1471-2334-12-158

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BioMed Central Publisher's website
Journal:
BMC infectious diseases Journal website
Volume:
12
Issue:
1
Pages:
158
Publication date:
2012-01-01
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1471-2334
ISSN:
1471-2334
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418212

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