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Urinary findings in asymptomatic subjects with spina bifida treated with intermittent catheterization.

Authors
  • Szucs, K
  • O'Neil, K M
  • Faden, H
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Pediatric infectious disease journal
Publication Date
Jun 01, 2001
Volume
20
Issue
6
Pages
638–639
Identifiers
PMID: 11419515
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The urines from 43 asymptomatic children with spina bifida were examined. Eighty-one percent were abnormal because of bacteriuria and pyuria (51%), bacteriuria alone (26%) or pyuria alone (5%). Interleukin-8 was elevated in 54% of the abnormal urines. The presence of pyuria and interleukin 8 suggests that the asymptomatic bacteriuria reflects low grade infection rather than colonization.

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