Pyuria: Overview

Pyuria is the name for pus in the urine. The cause is usually some type of bacterial urinary tract infection within the urinary tract: kidney infection, bladder infection, or other UTI. Pyuria has pus in the urine, which causes cloudy urine and usually smelly urine. Pyuria needs to be distinguished from other substances in the urine (e.g. proteinuria) and other causes of cloudy urine or smelly urine.

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