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Pus in urine

Also known as Pus in the urine and Pyuria

In medicine, pyuria /paɪjʊəˈriːə/ is the condition of urine containing pus. Defined as the presence of 6-10 or more neutrophils per high power field of unspun, voided mid-stream urine. It can be a sign of a bacterial urinary tract infection. Pyuria may be present in the septic patient, or in an older patient with pneumonia.

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What might my doctor prescribe?

Common Tests and Procedures

Patients with pus in urine often receive diagnostic ultrasound of urinary tract, ultrasonography, radiographic imaging procedure, corneal transplant, transurethral resection of prostate (turp), coronary thrombolysis, control of epistaxis and ct scan abdomen .

Common Medications

The most commonly prescribed drugs for patients with pus in urine include leflunomide (arava), memantine (namenda), folic acid, metoclopramide, amlodipine, furosemide, thyroxine (synthroid), vicodin, chlorpheniramine / phenindamine / phenylpropanolamine, air, mecamylamine, troleandomycin and indium oxyquinoline in-111 (indium in-111 oxyquinoline) .

Who is at risk?

Groups of people at highest risk for pus in urine include age 75+ years, sex == female and race/ethnicity = white.

Age

< 1 years
1.4x
1-4 years
0.7x
5-14 years
0.5x
15-29 years
0.2x
30-44 years
0.2x
45-59 years
0.2x
60-74 years
0.3x
75+ years
10.1x

Sex

Male
0.1x
Female
1.7x

Race/Ethnicity

Black
0.2x
Hispanic
0.3x
White
1.6x
Other
0.9x
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