Pyuria in Children with Diabetic Ketoacidosis

J Pediatr. 2023 Jan;252:204-207.e2. doi: 10.1016/j.jpeds.2022.08.054. Epub 2022 Sep 6.


Acute kidney injury occurs frequently during pediatric diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA). We reviewed urinalyses from 561 children with DKA; pyuria was detected in 19% overall and in 40% of children with more comprehensive urine testing (≥3 urinalyses) during DKA.

Keywords: acute kidney injury; diabetes; diabetic ketoacidosis; pyuria.

Publication types

  • Review
  • Case Reports
  • Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Acute Kidney Injury* / etiology
  • Child
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1*
  • Diabetic Ketoacidosis* / complications
  • Humans
  • Pyuria* / etiology