99mTc-DMSA scintigraphy in acute urinary tract infection in children


24 children with symptomatic urinary tract infection (UTI) underwent systematically ultrasound studies (US) and99mTc-DMSA renal scans. Among the 15 patients considered as acute pyelonephritis (APN) on clinical grounds, the scan was abnormal in 12 cases, in contrast with only 1 abnormal scan in the clincial subgroup of the lower UTI. Among the 10 abnormal scans that were repeated later on, 6 did completely normalize. US showed only once a parenchymal appearance suggestive for APN. Our findings suggest that the DMSA scan has to be considered at present as the most sensitive imaging technique for the detection of APN.

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Verboven, M., Ingels, M., Delree, M. et al. 99mTc-DMSA scintigraphy in acute urinary tract infection in children. Pediatr Radiol 20, 540–542 (1990). https://doi.org/10.1007/BF02011385

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  • Public Health
  • Urinary Tract
  • Tract Infection
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Imaging Technique