E. D. Labovitz, M.D.; S. R. Steinmuller, M.D.; L. W. Henderson, M.D., F.A.C.P.; M. Goldberg, M.D., F.A.C.P.
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Pediatricians have reported benign hematuria in children with normal blood pressure and glomerular filtration rates (GFR) due to focal glomerulonephritis of unknown cause. Because a few reports have suggested a similar benign syndrome occurs in adults, we undertook a prospective and retrospective study of 21 patients, ages 14 to 41, who initially fulfilled the following criteria: recurrent or persistent gross or microscopic hematuria; normal blood pressure and GFR; 24-hr urine protein excretion not exceeding 1 g; absence of known causes of glomerulonephritis or nonglomerular causes of hematuria; and renal biopsy changes of focal, local, glomerular hypercellularity without diffuse basement membrane
Labovitz ED, Steinmuller SR, Henderson LW, Goldberg M. "Benign" Hematuria and Focal Glomerulonephritis in Adults.. Ann Intern Med. ;74:831–832. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-74-5-831_5
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1971;74(5):831-832.
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