Sterile pyuria

What is Sterile pyuria?

In medicine, pyuria is the condition of urine containing white blood cells or pus. Defined as the presence of 6-10 or more neutrophils per high power field of unspun, voided mid-stream urine. It can be a sign of a bacterial urinary tract infection. Pyuria may be present in the septic patient, or in an older patient with pneumonia.

Sterile pyuria However, there are many known causes, including systemic or infectious disease, structural and physiological reasons, intrinsic kidney pathology, or drugs.

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OK, Just searching the web to figure out what could cause 3+Leukocytes/3+RBC's in the urine=no growth on culture X2 visits & 2 different atb's. I...

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sterile pyuria likely

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I read your question and i understand your concern. 3+ leukocytes...

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I am retired in excellent physical condition in spite of my medical history....

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Please find causes and possibilities of sterile pyuria discussed below

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I am an insulin dependent type 1 diabetic patient, I have been infected with pus cells severl times, then i take an antibiotic, and i make a check...

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Sterile pyuria indicates that No active micro organism is detected. Blood sugar has to be controlled.Maintain proper hygiene. If you are married,...

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