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Comparative assessment of renal Tc-99m DMSA scan and renal sonography findings in complication of urinary tract infections

Author(s): Alavi M | Rasekhi AR

Journal: Iranian Journal of Nuclear Medicine
ISSN 1681-2824

Issue: 18;
Start page: 7;
Date: 2002;
Original page

Keywords: Tc-99m DMSA | Renal scar

Urinary tract infection (UTI) is a common disease in childhood specially in female. In this study 50 patients with stablished diagnosis of UTI were evaluated by both renal scan with Tc-99m DMSA and renal sonography. The study revealed that most urinary tract infections are in children, Female sex between 5-9 years of age. Therefore the most important complications (Renal scarring) are also common in this age-sex distribution. Occurance of renal scars increase with increasing the number of recurrent infections. Vesicoureteral reflux is one of the most improtant, common risk factors for renal scarring. Renal Tc-99m DMSA scan is more sensitive than renal sonography in detecting the renal scars.

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