What are the complications of proteinuria?

Updated: Mar 25, 2020
  • Author: Beje Thomas, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Complications of proteinuria include the following:

  • Pulmonary edema due to fluid overload

  • Acute kidney injury due to intravascular depletion and progressive kidney disease

  • Increased risk of bacterial infection, including spontaneous bacterial peritonitis

  • Increased risk of arterial and venous thrombosis, including renal vein thrombosis

  • Increased risk of cardiovascular disease


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