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Sterile cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis in young infants with urinary tract infections

Division of Infectious Diseases, The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, Philadelphia, PA 19104, USA.
The Journal of pediatrics (Impact Factor: 3.74). 08/2008; 153(2):290-2. DOI: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2008.02.044
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ABSTRACT In a multicenter prospective study, 91 of 1025 febrile infants <or=60 days of age had urinary tract infections. Among patients with urinary tract infections and without traumatic lumbar punctures, sterile cerebrospinal fluid pleocytosis was uncommon (0%-8%, depending on the definition) in contrast to earlier studies reporting this association.

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