Journal Article

Evaluation of the Nitrite and Leukocyte Esterase Activity Tests for the Diagnosis of Acute Symptomatic Urinary Tract Infection in Men

Jeanne Juliette Koeijers, Alfons G. H. Kessels, Sita Nys, A. Bartelds, G. Donker, Ellen E. Stobberingh and Annelies Verbon

in Clinical Infectious Diseases

Published on behalf of Infectious Diseases Society of America

Volume 45, issue 7, pages 894-896
Published in print October 2007 | ISSN: 1058-4838
Published online October 2007 | e-ISSN: 1537-6591 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1086/521254
Evaluation of the Nitrite and Leukocyte Esterase Activity Tests for the Diagnosis of Acute Symptomatic Urinary Tract Infection in Men

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For 422 male patients with symptoms indicative of a urinary tract infection, nitrite and leukocyte esterase activity dipstick test results were compared with results of culture of urine samples. The positive predictive value of a positive nitrite test result was 96%. Addition of results of the leukocyte esterase test did not improve the diagnostic accuracy of the nitrite test.

Journal Article.  1883 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Infectious Diseases ; Immunology ; Public Health and Epidemiology ; Microbiology

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