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
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Labovitz ED, Steinmuller SR, Henderson LW, Goldberg M. "Benign" Hematuria and Focal Glomerulonephritis in Adults.. Ann Intern Med. 1971;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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