microscopic hematuria


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mi·cro·scop·ic he·ma·tu·ri·a

presence of blood cells in urine, visible only under the microscope.

microscopic hematuria

Microhematuria Hematuria that can only be detected by LM examination of the urine

microscopic hematuria

Red blood cells that are not grossly obvious but are found instead on microscopic examination of a urine specimen. They may be found in patients with tumors of the urinary tract (kidneys, ureters, or bladder); glomerular diseases; kidney or ureteral stones; urinary tract infections; trauma; or in patients without obvious or demonstrable pathology. Synonym: microhematuria
See also: hematuria
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Urinary labstix showed microscopic hematuria, automated urinalysis 10 000 red blood cells/mL, few white blood cells, and no eosinophiluria.
Clinical audit of the use of renal biopsy in the management of isolated microscopic hematuria.
The association of an increased urinary calcium to-creatinine ratio, and asymptomatic gross and microscopic hematuria in children.
Research indicates that dipstick analysis for detecting microscopic hematuria has a sensitivity of 91% to 100% and specificity of 65% to 99%.
A urinalysis performed at that time showed microscopic hematuria.
In addition, it is discussed the difficulty to compare or to extrapolate preceding investigations when there is not data, such as: cut off point in the definition of the microscopic hematuria term, values of prediction and prevalence of BEH, among others.
Although the incidence of significant urologic disease in patients with asymptomatic microscopic hematuria is low--probably only about 5%--the amount of blood in the urine doesn't correlate with the severity of any underlying disease.
A 52-year-old male chemical worker was admitted to the hospital with a history of paroxysmal microscopic hematuria for about 2 years and nocturia with gross hematuria about five times per night for 2 months.
It has been pointed out that current data are inadequate to support clear-cut recommendations regarding the management of microscopic hematuria (15).
The urinalysis will reveal either macroscopic hematuria or microscopic hematuria with mild proteinuria.

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