Table 4.19Guidance on the interpretation of microscopy results

Microscopy resultsPyuria positivePyuria negative
Bacteriuria positiveThe infant or child should be regarded as having UTIThe infant or child should be regarded as having UTI
Bacteriuria negativeAntibiotic treatment should be started if clinically UTIThe infant or child should be regarded as not having UTI

From: 2, Summary of recommendations, patient flow pathway and algorithm

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Urinary Tract Infection in Children: Diagnosis, Treatment and Long-term Management.
NICE Clinical Guidelines, No. 54.
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