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Brief nephritis - are these latest urine results ok?

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Notthinkingclearly Wed 27-Apr-16 12:33:13

Ds(9) has had. problems in the past with kidney pain and unexplained blood and protein in urine. All seem to settle down until he has had a really bad case of flu. Started to pee urine the colour of cola. Practice nurse tested urine and confimed blood and protein present. I contacted the peaditrician that he has seen in the past as I am not really very happy with Drs diagnosis of possible infection. We had his uriine tested. A week later and all blood protein gone. Now seen paediatrician who decided that he must have had a brief episode of nephritis. Tested urine and told protein cretinine ratio 14 mg/mm. Don't want to google too much but what is the normal range for this ratio please? Is it normal to have protein +. ?

Haudyerwheesht Wed 27-Apr-16 13:24:23

I think over 3.5 signifies nephritis.

Buntingsmum Thu 28-Apr-16 13:31:42

I think so if the units you've written mg/mm is a shortened version of mg/mmol (which would make sense). My DD has an ongoing proteinurea issue. She is on medicine to target less than 50 mg/mmol as ideal/normal, so 14 sounds good to me. Before starting meds she was previously around 300 mg/ml which was described as nephrotic, +++ in dipstick. I'm not sure of the cut off for nephrotic, but my DD has ongoing levels around 100 and no change in Drs plan - that shows ++ in dipstick. Obviously, this is just another mums view - check with Dr if concerned. My DD has 3-4 monthly wee checks to measure this ratio, if that's helpful for you to know.

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