Sterile Cerebrospinal Fluid Pleocytosis in Young Infants with Urinary Tract Infections

Samir S. Shah, Joseph J. Zorc, Deborah A. Levine, Shari L. Platt, Nathan Kuppermann

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In a multicenter prospective study, 91 of 1025 febrile infants ≤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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)290-292
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Pediatrics
Issue number2
StatePublished - Aug 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pediatrics, Perinatology, and Child Health

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