hematuria

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hematuria

[‚he·mə′tu̇r·ē·ə]
(medicine)
A pathological condition in which the urine contains blood.
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Hematuria is described as the presence of RBCs that are visible in the urine (macroscopic hematuria) or directly detected by microscopy (microscopic hematuria) (8).
A month later, renal indices were completely normal with persistence of microscopic hematuria from SCT.
In patients without history of urothelial carcinoma but other signs suggestive of a tumor in the urinary tract (such as microscopic hematuria), markers should provide a high specificity [28].
[20] reported an AS patient with normal renal function who developed microscopic hematuria and proteinuria after 2-year initial anti-TNF-[alpha] treatment and was treated with infliximab.
With regards to hematuria, 57.1% of the patients presented with gross hematuria, 19.0% presented with microscopic hematuria, and 19.0% had no hematuria.
We report the case of an 11-year old girl with eosinophilic cystitis presenting as painless acute urinary retention associated with microscopic hematuria and favourable evolution without treatment.
In a study by Moore et al., STONE score based on five factors (male sex, short duration of pain, non-black race, nausea or vomiting and microscopic hematuria) was predictive of uncomplicated ureteric stone on non-contrast CT scan in patients presenting in an emergency setting.6 STONE score has been found to be valid in younger population as well.16 In our study, we didn't identify any association between variables listed in STONE score and abnormal finding on ultrasound.
The syndrome is manifested by left flank and abdominal pain, with or without unilateral macroscopic or microscopic hematuria. However, it should be noted that hematuria is not always present (7).
The day prior to admission, due to persistent vomiting, laboratory testing was obtained and revealed heavy proteinuria and microscopic hematuria; serum chemistries showed a potassium level of 6.3 mmol/L (6.3 mEq/L), a blood urea nitrogen level of 58.5 mmol/L (164 mg/dL), and a serum creatinine level of 884 [micro]mmol/L (10 mg/dL).
Laboratory findings include moderate leukocytosis, albuminaemia, microscopic hematuria, and rising of LDH levels, which was demonstrated to be particularly prominent in renal infarction [1-3, 6].

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