Pyuria is absent during urinary tract infections in neutropenic patients

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Abstract

To investigate the diagnostic significance of a normal urine sediment in the work-up for fever of unknown origin in neutropenia. Urinary tract infection was defined as ≥10(5) urinary pathogens in the absence of another focus. Pyuria was found in only 1/23 neutropenic episodes compared to 21/31 in controls (P <0.0001)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)868-870
JournalPediatric blood & cancer
Volume56
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011

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