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Hematuria -- Child

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by Stahl RJ

(Blood in the Urine—Child)

 

Causes

Hematuria can be caused by many conditions, such as:
Sometimes the exact cause is not found.
 

Risk Factors

Risk factors include:
  • Urinary tract infection
  • Recent upper respiratory tract infection
  • Family history of kidney problems
  • Injury or abuse
  • Medications, such as certain antibiotics or pain relievers
  • Radiation of the pelvis (for cancer treatment)
 

RESOURCES

FamilyDoctor.org—American Academy of Family Physicians
http://www.familydoctor.org

National Kidney Foundation
http://www.kidney.org

 

CANADIAN RESOURCES

BC Health Guide
http://www.healthlinkbc.ca

The Kidney Foundation of Canada
http://www.kidney.ca

 

References


Children’s Hospital Boston. Hematuria. Children’s Hospital Boston website. Available at: http://www.childrenshospital.org/az/Site1000/mainpageS1000P0.html. Accessed July 1, 2010.


Hematuria in children. EBSCO DynaMed website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/dynamed. Updated June 17, 2010. Accessed March 8, 2012.


National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse. Hematuria (blood in the urine). National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse website. Available at: http://kidney.niddk.nih.gov/kudiseases/pubs/hematuria/. Updated February 2007. Accessed July 1, 2010.


Shannon D. Hematuria. EBSCO Health Library website. Available at: http://www.ebscohost.com/healthLibrary. Updated September 30, 2009. Accessed July 1, 2010.


Urination problems. American Academy of Family Physicians Family Doctor website. Available at: http://familydoctor.org/familydoctor/en/health-tools/search-by-symptom/urination-problems.html. Accessed March 8, 2012.

 

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