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MATERIAL FOR STUDY
To determine how often infection with pyuria occurs in the presence of congenital anomalies and acquired obstructive lesions of the urinary tract eighty-five children with ninety-nine such lesions have been studied. The children have been divided into two groups depending on whether or not pyuria was present. Such a comparative study brings out the following points of clinical interest: (1) the relation of infection to urinary stasis; (2) the relative frequency of congenital anomalies of the urinary tract as compared to the acquired ones; (3) the frequency with which pyuria occurs when such lesions are present; (4) the age at which anomalies of the urinary tract are usually recognized—although the great majority of them are congenital; (5) the relation of diagnosis to the presence of symptoms, pyuria and the findings on physical examination; (6) the large number of anomalies which will not be diagnosed because suspicion of
BIGLER JA. FREQUENCY OF PYURIA IN ANOMALIES OF THE URINARY TRACT IN CHILDREN. Am J Dis Child. 1934;47(4):780-788. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1934.01960110063006