Vol. 4, Issue 11 (2018)
Prevalence of Haematuria and Proteinuria in Children
Author(s): Dr. Ramanuj Sharma, Dr. Chhitiz Anand, Dr. JPN Barnwal
Abstract: Screening of kidney diseases by urinalysis in school going children was approved in many parts of the world with inexpensive tools such as urinary dipsticks. There is a long list of causes of microscopic haematuria, most of which are benign especially in children presenting with isolated asymptomatic microscopic haematuria. Studies to support current recommendations regarding the evaluation and management of isolated asymptomatic haematuria are long overdue even though this condition is frequently encountered in clinical practice. Hence the present study was planned to assess the Haematuria and Proteinuria in children in school going children. The study was planned in Upgraded Department of Paediatrics in Patna medical College and Hospital from November 2012 to October 2013. Urine sample was collected from 100 school going children. The mid-stream urine samples were collected in clean wide mouth jars, examined for the presence of proteinuria by dipsticks (Uristix; Bayer Pharmaceuticals Pvt Ltd) and microscopic examination for haematuria was performed. The present data gives the information about the prevalence of proteinuria and haematuria in school children in Bihar. From the findings, it can be revealed that it would be probable to screen a large population of children at a moderately low cost providing the framework for further action in persistent cases that may lead to the prevention of any systemic or renal disorder.
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