What is the role of urinalysis in the diagnosis of 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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As noted earlier, consider the possibility of acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (ASPGN) in children with symptoms that may be secondary to hypertension or congestive heart failure, even in the absence of visible hematuria or a history of a preceding streptococcal infection. A urinalysis is helpful, as microscopic hematuria is typically present in children with APSGN.


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