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Title: Iron status of Libyan infants with urinary tract infection
Authors: El Foghy, Z.
Sagher, F.
Al Agili, S.
Issue Date: 1999
Language: English
Abstract: Serum iron, serum total iron binding capacity and transferrin saturation levels were measured in 45 infants, of whom 19 had urinary tract infections confirmed by positive suprapubic aspiration. The control group comprised 26 healthy infants with negative results. Mean serum iron and transferrin saturation values were significantly lower in infants with urinary tract infection compared with the control group [P < 0.01 and P < 0.001 respectively], especially if the cultured organism was Escherichia coli [P < 0.01, P < 0.02]. Total iron binding capacity was within the normal range. We conclude that iron deficiency is not a major factor in the etiopathogenesis of urinary tract infection in Libyan infants
Description: 344-349
Keywords: Anemia, Iron-Deficiency
Case-Control Studies
Escherichia coli Infections
Iron
Klebsiella Infections
Nutrition Assessment
Nutritional Status
Prevalence
Proteus Infections
Transferrin
Subject: Urinary Tract Infections
URI: http://www.who.int/iris/handle/10665/118714
ISSN: 1020-3397
Other Identifiers: http://applications.emro.who.int/emhj/0502/EMHJ_1999_5_2_344_349.pdf
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