Prevalence of asymptomatic urinary abnormalities in school age children, Bandar Abbas, Iran

AUTHORS

Hamid Reza Samimagham 1 , * , Seyed Akbar Hosseini 2 , Shahram Zare 3

1 Assistant Professor, Departments of Internal Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

2 Internist.

3 Community Medicine, Hormozgan University of Medical Sciences, Bandar Abbas, Iran.

How to Cite: Samimagham H R, Hosseini S A, Zare S . Prevalence of asymptomatic urinary abnormalities in school age children, Bandar Abbas, Iran, Hormozgan Med J. 2006 ; 9(4):e90557.

ARTICLE INFORMATION

Hormozgan Medical Journal: 9 (4); e90557
Published Online: December 24, 2005
Article Type: Research Article
Received: January 09, 2005
Accepted: December 24, 2005

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Abstract

Introduction: Asymptomatic renal disorders my have a variety of different
clinical presentations. Many of these patients in their routine laboratory
examinations show elevated serum creatinine or abnormal urine analysis. This
study is designed to evaluate the prevalence of asymptomatic urinary
abnormalities in school age children in Bandar Abbas.
Methods: This cross sectional and descriptive study was performed to evaluate
the prevalence of asymptomatic urinary abnormalities in school age children in
Bandar Abbas, Iran. 1010 school age children were randomly selected. Morning
urine samples were examined for hemoglobinuria, glucose, proteinuria,
bilirubinuria, white and red blood cells, hematuria, ketonuria, bacteriuria,
parasites, and urine PH, by dipstick and also microscopic clinical tests. Data
were analyzed using T and Chi-Square statistical tests.
Results: 1010 children were examined. 53.5% of which were male and 46.5%
female. The findings revealed that, 6% (30 male, 30 female) had proteinuria and
13.5% (60 male, 136 female) hematuria (P<0.05). The prevalence of bacteriuria
was higher in females (24.7%) than in males (5.2%). The difference was statistically
significant (P<0.001).
Conclusion: Considering high prevalence of asymptomatic urinary abnormalities
such as proteinuria, hematuria and bacteriuria, it seems that setting routine
urinalysis can reveal significant urine abnormalities which may pave the way for
early diagnosis and management of renal diseases.

Keywords

Urinalysis – Child – Bandar Abbas

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