The association between fever and pyuria in children older than one month

Saeed Mohajeri, Pouria Hemmati, Morteza Sedehi
2019 Journal of Renal Injury Prevention  
Some assumptions have been made on the probable association between fever and pyuria. Objectives: The present study aimed to investigate the association between fever and pyuria. Patients and Methods: In this case-control study, 90 febrile and 90 non-febrile children aged more than one month who were admitted to the pediatric ward were included. Urine specimens of children less than 2 years of age were collected by urine bag. Midstream urine samples were collected and immediately sent to the
more » ... oratory for complete urinalysis and urine culture. Results: Overall, 6.7% in febrile children and 2.2% in control group had pyuria however there was no significant association between fever and pyuria (P>0.05). Additionally, no association between the presence of pyuria and type of disease was detected (P>0.40). Conclusion: The present study could not reveal any association between fever and pyuria in children older than one month.
doi:10.15171/jrip.2019.45 fatcat:luhfjqxguvb5pnob2auk3zyhb4