Cleaning the genitalia with plain water improves accuracy of urine dipstick in childhood

  title={Cleaning the genitalia with plain water improves accuracy of urine dipstick in childhood},
  author={Pierluigi Marzuillo and Stefano Guarino and Daniela Furlan and Anna Pecoraro and Marcella Pedull{\`a} and Emanuele Miraglia Del Giudice and Angela La Manna},
  journal={European Journal of Pediatrics},
We evaluated, both in toilet-trained and not-toilet-trained children, the impact of cleaning the genital area with plain water on the false positive rate at urine dipstick, and evaluated which factors could be associated to falsely positive findings. We prospectively enrolled 612 patients consecutively attending our nephro-urological outpatient clinic. Firstly, we performed urine dipsticks on urine samples collected from patients whose genital area had not been cleaned before. Then we collected… 
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