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Sayra Estefania Medellin Sanchez and Maria Delrmen Fuentes Cuevas
Autonomous University of the State of Mexico, Mexico
Posters & Accepted Abstracts: Pediatr Ther
Introduction: Urine test strip is a preliminary diagnostic method to evaluate renal function and urinary tract status, elemental because of its accessibility and relatively low cost, the urinary screening to diagnose asymptomatic urinary tract disease in primary school children facilitates the prevention and deferral of progression of some diseases. Aim & Methodology: A descriptive, cross-sectional and observational study using the urine test strip as a preliminary diagnostic test to determine leukocyte esterase, nitrites, proteins and/or hematuria in urine. We had the participation of 266 school children from a primary school in Metepec, State of Mexico, to which added 334 children from a primary school in Atlacomulco, State of Mexico. Results: A total of 660 children with a balanced gender frequency were analyzed: 328 male school children (49.7%) and 332 female school children (50.3%), with a nutritional status in which almost four out of ten children have an overweight or obesity problem (37.2%). Of the 660 urine samples from completely asymptomatic school children, 259 samples (39.2%) had alteration in one or more of the urinalysis strip reagents mentioned: Leukocyte esterase, nitrites, blood and/or proteins. Conclusion: In our study, almost four out of ten completely asymptomatic children had alteration in their test strip; which is a test of the importance of a timely detection for urinary tract disorders, more studies are needed to monitor the natural course of these urinary tract diseases to maintain the eff ectiveness of screening programs and to develop eff ective diagnostic and therapeutic strategies by analyzing data from patients with asymptomatic urinary abnormalities.