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What causes increased epithelial cells in urine test of a child?

Hi doctor, my baby is 1 year old last week she had urine infection now she is ok after giving antibiotic7 days.after finishing her antibiotic i did her urine test yesterday in which epithelial cell is 4-6/hpfwhich is more than before,pus cell 1-2/hpf which is less .is it ok to have increase epithelial cell now.
Fri, 26 Mar 2021
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Hi,

This suggests normal shedding of epithelial cells from the urinary tract and is normal, especially following an episode of UTI.

Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further.

Regards,
Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician
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What causes increased epithelial cells in urine test of a child?

Hi, This suggests normal shedding of epithelial cells from the urinary tract and is normal, especially following an episode of UTI. Take care. Hope I have answered your question. Let me know if I can assist you further. Regards, Dr. Muhammed Aslam T. K., Pediatrician