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Can Serum Galectin-3 Be used for Diagnosis of Childhood Urinary Tract Infections?
SM Journal of Urology
Early diagnosis of Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is important. Delayed diagnosis and management of UTI can result in renal damage. Specific biomarkers are needed to allow earlier diagnosis of UTI. Therefore, we aimed to test whether serum galectin-3 can be used as a biomarker in diagnosis of UTI in childhood. Method: The study group consisted of 30 children with UTI and 30 controls. Serum galectin-3, NGAL, IL-6 and acute phase reactants were measured. Results: Serum neutrophil (p=0.01), serumdoi:10.36876/smju.1039 fatcat:5nploz7yhbg5hk3thfxacbx4ki