CT evaluation of severe renal inflammatory disease in children

Pediatr Radiol. 1987;17(3):216-22. doi: 10.1007/BF02388163.


We have performed CT scans on 15 children and 2 young adults with severe renal inflammatory disease. Most children with urinary tract infections do not require such evaluation. We have, however, found CT helpful in defining the nature of renal abnormality and in defining the extent of disease in selected patients who either presented as diagnostic dilemmas or who did not respond initially to proper medical treatment. We therefore use CT scanning as our initial examination in such problem patients.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Adult
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Male
  • Pyelonephritis / diagnostic imaging*
  • Pyelonephritis / pathology
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*