N-Acetyl-β-d-glucosaminidase (NAG) and NAG isoenzymes in children with upper and lower urinary tract infections

Alessandra Viganò, Baroukh M. Assael, Anna Dalla Villa, Luigi Gagliardi, Nicola Principi, Pietro Ghezzi, Mario Salmona

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Abstract

The use of N-acetyl-β-d-glucosaminidase (NAG) to diagnose the site of urinary tract infection was studied in pediatric patients. Differentiation between upper and lower tract infections (UTI) was based on clinical grounds and on elevated erythrocyte sedimentation rate, C-reactive protein and fever. NAG excretion expressed as nmol · h-1 · mg- of urinary creatinine was higher in children with upper UTI (mean ± SE 906 ± 236) than in those with lower UTI (145 ± 23) or healthy children (151.6 ± 10) (p

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-304
Number of pages8
JournalClinica Chimica Acta
Volume130
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jun 15 1983

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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