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Will yeast infections show leukocytes on a urineanalysis dipstick? I have a 4 year old daughter that constantly has large leukocytes in her urine?

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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: ?collection method ?

Most get pee at this age from having a kid pee in a cup.
Unfortunately this squat pee is a vaginal washout mixed with pee and this can show leukocytes.I try to get moms to clean the area and get a labia spread (like a boy) pee if possible.If not a catheter specimen will bypass the washout effect.Kids with some stress or fever may show leukocytes in their pee, but it should not be a large amount

In brief: ?collection method ?

Most get pee at this age from having a kid pee in a cup.
Unfortunately this squat pee is a vaginal washout mixed with pee and this can show leukocytes.I try to get moms to clean the area and get a labia spread (like a boy) pee if possible.If not a catheter specimen will bypass the washout effect.Kids with some stress or fever may show leukocytes in their pee, but it should not be a large amount
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