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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Patient 6 was admitted with acute respiratory failure, lung infiltrates, and acute renal failure (plasma creatinine 2.8% mg), microhematuria, and leukocyturia.
En fases iniciales de la enfermedad ocurre una microhematuria que puede ser imperceptible (estadio subclinico); y progresivamente la orina se torna oscura, pasando por emisiones enrojecidas intermitentes o macrohematuria (estadio clinico) (Jubb et al., 1991).
Although urinalysis and microscopic exam are accurate for detecting microhematuria, both lack sensitivity and specificity for bladder cancer.
She was stone-free, but had persistent microhematuria.
In Coyhaique (Chile), Tapia (10) saw petechiac in 38% (9/24), epistaxis in three pediatric patients and microhematuria in 16 patients (66.6%).
Their accuracy for the detection of microhematuria is high, but their sensitivity and specificity for bladder cancer are low.
Screening for bladder cancer is not part of health care recommendations in any country but urinalysis and dipstick testing for microhematuria is routinely performed as part of a regular check-up.
This flulike disease accompanied by microhematuria was recorded in southern Moravia.
The patient had blood in his stool, and urinalysis showed microhematuria and a small amount of protein.
In addition, microhematuria, detected during urinalysis performed as part of a regular medical checkup or for the diagnosis of another medical condition, may be the first sign of bladder cancer.
The microhematuria assay has a clinical sensitivity of 99% and a specificity of 96%.