Eosinophiluria in relation to Pyelonephritis in Women
In the present study of outpatient settings, pyelonephritis was diagnosed by the history and physical examination and supported by urinalysis results. After a clinco-pathological confirmation of pyelonephritis in 100 female patients in the age group between 18-55 years were selected. The urine samples were subjected for routine urine analysis and urine sediment was stained with Wright-Giemsa stain. A total of 13% of these patients had eosinophils in urine. Eosinophiluria is defined as the presence of more than 1% eosinophils in urinary sediment under the microscope. Eosinophiluria proved to be good predictors of pyelonephritis, however, it is not specific. Positive test for pyuria of moderate to severe were seen in all (100%) of the cases. Microscopic hematuria was seen in 18% cases. We have found that Wright-Giemsa stain results show consistent results and eosinophils were more easily recognized. Demographic data collected were age, weight, gravidity, and parity. The gestational age of diagnosis was recorded.
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