WARREN GOORNO, M.D.; CHARLES T. ASHWORTH, M.D.; NORMAN W. CARTER, M.D.
Hematuria, proteinuria, and cylindruria are cardinal findings in acute glomerulonephritis. In at least three series, examinations of the urine revealed at least one of these findings in 100% of the cases (1-3). Negative or only minimal findings on urinalysis were reported before (4-12). Only in the studies of Cohen and Levitt (4), Berman and Vogelsang (5), and Albert, Leeming, and Scaglione (12) were renal biopsies with light-microscopic evidence of acute glomerulonephritis reported. One of Cohen and Levitt's cases had no hematuria and essentially no proteinuria. Berman and Vogelsang's case had no proteinuria, but there was clear-cut hematuria and cylindruria. The
GOORNO W, ASHWORTH CT, CARTER NW. Acute Glomerulonephritis with Absence of Abnormal Urinary Findings: Diagnosis by Light and Electron Microscopy. Ann Intern Med. ;66:345–353. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-66-2-345
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