Section 25. Disorders of the Kidney and Urinary Tract >
Part 2. Abnormalities of the Kidney and Urinary Tract >
Chapter 468. Kidney or Urinary Tract DisordersJohn W. Foreman
Topics Discussed: functional proteinuria; orthostatic proteinuria; proteinuria; renal disease; urologic diseases; urology and nephrology.
Sections: Approach to the Child with Hematuria and Proteinuria, Edema, Pyuria, Urination Frequency and Urgency, Oliguria, Enuresis, References.
Excerpt:"Most children excrete urine free of protein when evaluated by
the semiquantitative dipstick method.1,6 Proteinuria is
not an uncommon finding in otherwise healthy children. An approach
to proteinuria is shown in Figure 468-2.
If the proteinuria is associated with other signs of renal disease, such
as edema, hematuria, hypertension, growth failure, or elevated serum
creatinine, then a more extensive evaluation is indicated. Proteinuria
can be transient, orthostatic, or fixed. ..."
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