pus cell


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pus cor·pus·cle

one of the polymorphonuclear leukocytes that comprise the chief portion of the formed elements in pus.
Synonym(s): pus cell, pyocyte

pus cell

a necrotic polymorphonuclear leukocyte, a major component of pus. Also called pus corpuscle.

pus cell

A leukocyte present in pus. Pus cells are often degenerated or necrotic.
See also: cell
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Mean +- Standard deviation (SD) were calculated for sperm count, volume, pus cells, motility and morphology; 95 Percent Confidence interval was calculated for proportions and for means.
Our study showed that urine examination positive for increased pus cells and/or red blood cells has only a moderate degree of sensitivity and specificity in detecting the urolithiasis in patients presenting with acute pain in the abdominal flank.
Presence of leucocytes or pus cells was further confirmed by microscopic examination of urine under high power objective (400 x magnification) and reported in units of numbers of cells per high power field (n/HPF).
Inflammation means pus cells were present which made the smear difficult to read.
Pus cells do not yield viable Chlamydia and may carry contaimenants that will destroy the cell cultures.
Stool microscopyat that occasion demonstrated numerous pus cells but no red blood cells or parasite eggs.
Inclusion criteria was all adult (above 16) patients with diabetes mellitus and pyuria (more than 4 pus cells /HPF) whose urine culture report was also available.
Microscopy revealed amorphous material consistent with necrotic spleen with a few pus cells.
On direct smear examination after gram stain, clusters of staphylococci were seen along with plenty of pus cells in 80% of cases.