Submitted: 26 Jan 2019
Accepted: 04 May 2019
First published online: 08 Jun 2019
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J Renal Inj Prev. 2019;8(3):240-242.
doi: 10.15171/jrip.2019.45
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The association between fever and pyuria in children older than one month

Saeed Mohajeri ORCiD, Pouria Hemmati * , Morteza Sedehi ORCiD

1 Department of Pediatrics, Faculty of Medicine,Shahrekord University of Medical Sciences, Shahrekord, Iran
*Corresponding author: Pouria Hemmati, Email: Email: P.mdcn.f@gmail.com

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Introduction: 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 laboratory 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.

Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:

In this cross-sectional study, 90 febrile and 90 non-febrile children aged more than one month, we found no association between fever and pyuria in children older than one month.

Please cite this paper as: Mohajeri S, Hemmati P, Sedehi M. The association between fever and pyuria in children older than one month. J Renal Inj Prev. 2019; 8(3): 240-242. DOI: 10.15171/jrip.2019.45.

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