microscopic haematuria

microscopic haematuria

Haematuria that can only be detected by light microscopic examination of the urine: 1 to 10 red cells per high-power field of urine.

Aetiology
IgA nephropathy, mesangial proliferative glomerulonephritis, focal segmental proliferative glomerulonephritis.

Diagnosis
Renal biopsy; cystoscopy is ineffective.
References in periodicals archive ?
An 'active' urine sediment with microscopic haematuria and red cell casts suggests an underlying glomerulonephritis.
Microscopic haematuria may persist for 1 - 4 years and proteinuria for 6 months - 3 years after the onset of nephritis.
suspected primary involvement of the kidneys by localised disease (such as with microscopic haematuria, unexplained macroscopic haematuria, proteinuria, impaired renal function and hypertension)
Microscopic haematuria is where there is a tiny amount of red blood cells in the urine.
Urinalysis showed nephrotic range proteinuria (375 mg/kg/d) and microscopic haematuria.

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