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A 28-year-old male asked about a 56-year-old female:

1 kidney wbc in urine from 6 months with negative culture and urine for pcr for tb is also ok. esr is 19 what else reason of wbc in urine could it b?

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Dr. Patrick Kohlitz
Internal Medicine 11 years experience
Sterile pyuria: Sterile pyuria is defined as white blood cells im the urine in the absence of bacterial infection. It sounds like you have had proper testing performed. There are a myriad of causes including hypertension, medication and intrinsic renal processes. Ask your doctor about the utility of seeing a kidney specialist.

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