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pyuria

 [pi-u´re-ah]
pus in the urine.

py·u·ri·a

(pī-yu'rē-ă),
Presence of pus in the urine when voided.
[G. pyon, pus, + ouron, urine]

pyuria

(pī-yo͝or′ē-ə)
n.
The presence of pus in the urine, usually a sign of urinary tract infection.

pyuria

Urology The presence of abundant PMNs in the urine, usually due to bacterial URI. See Sterile pyuria.

py·u·ri·a

(pī-yūr'ē-ă)
Presence of pus in the urine when voided.
[G. pyon, pus, + ouron, urine]

pyuria

The presence of abnormal numbers of white blood cells (pus cells) in the urine. Pyuria usually indicates inflammation in the kidney or bladder, usually from infection.

py·u·ri·a

(pī-yūr'ē-ă)
Presence of pus in the urine when voided.
[G. pyon, pus, + ouron, urine]
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Crystalluria was always associated with either cystitis or hematuria and pyuria was mostly associated with presence of bacteria in urine.
Urinalysis revealed pyuria, nitrite positivity and haematuria in majority of the patients.
In a prospective, randomized study of prophylactic antibiotics versus no antibiotics in patients undergoing mid-to-distal hypospadias repair with postoperative urethral stent, patients treated with TMP-SMX at 3 mg/kg/day experienced significantly lower rates of bacteriuria and pyuria at 6-10 days postoperatively than patients not treated with antibiotics.
The lack of pyuria, the negative dipstick for nitrites and leukocyte esterase, and the fact that both urine and blood cultures were negative, despite both being obtained before initiation of antimicrobial therapy, put in doubt the diagnosis of pyelonephritis.
Bachur, "Urine concentration and pyuria for identifying UTI in infants," Pediatrics, vol.
A dipstick test is used for the simultaneous detection of bacteriuria and pyuria, If positive for nitrites with weakly positive for leukocytes (Pus cells), it suggests possible infection, but if it is positive for nitrites and strongly positive for leukocytes, it points towards UTI.
Bacteriuria was defined as at least 105 colony-forming units per ml of one or two microorganisms in urine culture, and pyuria was defined as any number of white blood cells on urinalysis.
reported that urinary abnormalities such as proteinuria and pyuria in KD may be caused by inflammation in the urinary system including focal interstitial nephritis, cystitis, and prostatitis [20].
AFB stain of a urine sample obtained to explain sterile pyuria was also positive.
The most important laboratory findings in KD were leukocytosis, thrombocytosis, elevated CRP and ESR, hypoalbuminemia, hyperbilirubinaemia, elevated ALT and AST, and sterile pyuria [3, 4].
She presented with fever, left loin pain, dysuria, and urine frequency at age 16 years with associated left renal angle tenderness, during which urinalysis showed significant proteinuria and positive leucocyte esterase, pyuria, but no organism was isolated presumably because of prior antibiotic use.
Urinalysis revealed pyuria. T2-weighed magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of her pelvis demonstrated right psoas abscess in conjunction with the transplanted kidney (Figure 2).