haemoglobinuria


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Related to haemoglobinuria: Paroxysmal hemoglobinuria, haemoglobinaemia, Haemosiderinuria

haemoglobinuria

he·mo·glo·bi·nu·ri·a

(hē'mō-glō'bi-nyūr'ē-ă)
The presence of hemoglobin in the urine, including certain closely related pigments formed from slight alteration of the hemoglobin molecule; indicative of intravascular hemolysis or of bleeding into the urinary tract, with hemolysis there. The urine may be reddish-yellow to dark red.
Synonym(s): haemoglobinuria.
[hemoglobin + G. ouron, urine]

haemoglobinuria

Free HAEMOGLOBIN in the urine. This rare event occurs when large quantities of haemoglobin have been released from the red cells in the blood, as in severe MALARIA, causing the complication ‘blackwater fever’ or other forms of HAEMOLYTIC ANAEMIA. The free haemoglobin is able to pass through the kidneys into the urine. Compare HAEMATURIA.

he·mo·glo·bi·nu·ri·a

(hē'mō-glō'bi-nyūr'ē-ă)
Presence of hemoglobin in urine; when present in sufficient quantities, they result in the urine's being colored in shades varying from light reddish-yellow to fairly dark red.
Synonym(s): haemoglobinuria.
[hemoglobin + G. ouron, urine]
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Do not overlook the presence of abnormal populations or clones due to paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria or myelodysplasia, the impact of HIV or infiltrative lesions causing hypersplenism on the basis of congestive splenomegaly.
The 33-year-old carpenter from Bellewstown, Co Meath, suffers from life-threatening blood condition Paroxysmal Nocturnal Haemoglobinuria, which can only be treated using the drug Soliris.
jaundice or hepatic involvement (7-8), black water fever or haemoglobinuria, rhabdomyolysis (9), acral gangrene, etc.
Patients most likely to respond to IST include IPSS LOW or INT-1 patients with one or more of the following features: [less than or equal to] 60 years old, HLA-DR15+, the presence of a paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH)-positive clone, or hypocellular bone marrow.
According to the adopted CHMP opinion, "Soliris (eculizumab) is indicated for the treatment of patients with paroxysmal nocturnal haemoglobinuria (PNH).
Additional tests on admission should include a renal function test, liver function tests (because of signs of jaundice in this patient), a random blood glucose to check for hypoglycaemia, particularly in the presence of impaired consciousness, and a urine dipstick test for the presence of haemoglobinuria.