What is the incidence of gross hematuria in acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN)?

Updated: Dec 05, 2018
  • Author: Rajendra Bhimma, MBChB, MD, PhD, DCH (SA), FCP(Paeds)(SA), MMed(Natal); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Gross hematuria occurs at onset in 30-50% of children with poststreptococcal acute glomerulonephritis who require hospitalization. The urine is usually described as being smoky, cola colored, tea colored, or rusty. The color is usually dependent on the amount of blood present and the pH of the urine. Observant parents may note oliguria. Clots are exceedingly rare in persons with acute glomerulonephritis.


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