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Samimagham H, Hosseini S, Zare S. Prevalence of asymptomatic urinary abnormalities in school age children,Bandar Abbas, Iran. hmj. 2006; 9 (4) :253-259
URL: http://hmj.hums.ac.ir/article-1-270-en.html

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Introduction: Asymptomatic renal disorders my have a variety of different clinical presentations. Many of these patients in their routine laboratory examinations show elevated serum creatinine or abnormal urine analysis. This study is designed to evaluate the prevalence of asymptomatic urinary abnormalities in school age children in Bandar Abbas.
Methods: This cross sectional and descriptive study was performed to evaluate the prevalence of asymptomatic urinary abnormalities in school age children in Bandar Abbas, Iran. 1010 school age children were randomly selected. Morning urine samples were examined for hemoglobinuria, glucose, proteinuria, bilirubinuria, white and red blood cells, hematuria, ketonuria, bacteriuria, parasites, and urine PH, by dipstick and also microscopic clinical tests. Data were analyzed using T and Chi-Square statistical tests.
Results: 1010 children were examined. 53.5% of which were male and 46.5% female. The findings revealed that, 6% (30 male, 30 female) had proteinuria and 13.5% (60 male, 136 female) hematuria (P<0.05). The prevalence of bacteriuria was higher in females (24.7%) than in males (5.2%). The difference was statistically significant (P<0.001).
Conclusion: Considering high prevalence of asymptomatic urinary abnormalities such as proteinuria, hematuria and bacteriuria, it seems that setting routine urinalysis can reveal significant urine abnormalities which may pave the way for early diagnosis and management of renal diseases
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: General
Received: 2012/10/23

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