Haematuria in chronic kidney disease

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Haematuria in chronic kidney disease:

  • The most common cause of haematuria are non-glomerular conditions such as menstrual contamination or urological conditions (urinary tract infection, kidney calculi, prostatic disease or urinary tumours)
  • Visible (or macroscopic) haematuria must always be investigated
  • Haematuria due to kidney diseases called glomerular haematuria
  • Persistent haematuria, or haematuria found in conjunction with other indicators of kidney damage necessitates investigation
  • Under the age of 40, isolated haematuria (haematuria without albuminuria, reduced GFR, or urinary tract malignancy) is usually due to a mild underlying glomerulonephritis with a low propensity for progression
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