Sterile pyuria: a differential diagnosis

Compr Ther. 2000 Fall;26(3):150-2. doi: 10.1007/s12019-000-0001-1.


Sterile pyuria is not an uncommon laboratory finding. This article explores the major causes of sterile pyuria, including infectious, systemic, structural and physiologic, and drug-related causes. It also discusses the differential diagnosis of eosinophiluria and the basic workup of sterile pyuria.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Pyuria / diagnosis*
  • Pyuria / etiology