Examination Procedure in the Child with Proteinuria
Podracká Ľ.1, Kovács L.2
I. Klinika detí a dorastu LF UPJŠ a DFN, Košice1 prednostka prof. MUDr. Ľ. Podracká, CSc 2. Detská klinika LFUK a DFNsP, Bratislava2 prednosta prof. MUDr. L. Kovács, DrSc., MPH
Proteinuria is a common urinary syndrome occurring in clinical pediatric practice.
Proteinuria may be transient and/or persistent resulting from a glomerular and/or tubular
origin. A total urine proteinmeasurement as well as type of proteinuria should be
determined before any other specific investigations are undertaken.
The dilemma that faces the pediatrician is to recognize whether the child should be
referred to a pediatric nephrologist. The early decision is very important, since itsmight
prevent and/or postpone the irreversible kidney damage.
proteinuria, glomerular proteinuria, tubular proteinuria, determination
of urinary protein, diagnostic algorithm