Heparin-binding protein: a diagnostic biomarker of urinary tract infection in adults.

Charlott Kjölvmark, Lisa Påhlman, Per Åkesson, Adam Linder

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Abstract

Urinary tract infections (UTIs) are associated with significant morbidity and high frequency of antibiotic prescription. Diagnosing UTI is often difficult, particularly in the critically ill patient and in patients with unspecific and mild symptoms. The standard rapid tests have limited value, and there is a need for more reliable diagnostic tools. Heparin-binding protein (HBP) is released from neutrophils and has previously been studied as a diagnostic and predictive biomarker in different bacterial infections.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)ofu004
JournalOpen Forum Infectious Diseases
Volume1
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Infectious Medicine

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