sterile pyuria


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sterile pyuria

Medtalk Abundant PMNs in culture-negative urine; SP may occur in urethritis, urogenital TB, anaerobic bacteriuria

sterile pyuria

The presence of white blood cells in the urine in the absence of bacteria or other infectious agents. It is a sign of kidney inflammation, occurring in disorders like interstitial nephritis.
See also: pyuria
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Although rare, genitourinary MAC infections should be considered in the differential diagnosis of sterile pyuria, especially in patients who are resistant to conventional antibiotic treatment.
This raises the question that are diabetics themselves having a higher prevalence of sterile pyuria than general population answer of which cannot be found through this study and it need a more controlled randomized and comparative study.
The presence of rash and mucosal changes that follow often are mistaken for a reaction to antibiotics administered for presumed bacterial lymphadenitis, and sterile pyuria may be mistaken for a partially treated urinary tract infection," she said.
Urinalysis demonstrated hematuria with sterile pyuria.
If a sterile pyuria is noted, tuberculosis should be ruled out.