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Urine infection are nitrites a definite sign

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Hi Wanted to ask a question about testing urine. My son is 11 and ASD he loves ham and eats a lot of it, with an otherwise healthy diet of veg etc. This week he was a little warm and has been wetting himself so I testing his urine with a dip stick, I've never done it before. I found that there was no protein indicated and no leukocytes but it showed up nitrites. Is this a definite indication of an infection or could it be from the processed meat he eats?
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replied November 6th, 2014
Hello and Welcome

I appreciate your concern

Positive nitrites is quite specific for UTI. Get a Urine R/E done in a lab for confirmation. Antibiotics can be prescribed accordingly after C/S testing.

wishing you best of health


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