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Blood In Urine - What is the Connection with Chronic Kidney Disease?

Updated: Jan 20

Hematuria is defined as blood in the urine. The most common causes of blood in the urine are stones or bladder infections. Microscopic hematuria is commonly defined as the presence of three or more RBCs per high-power field in a spun urine sediment. The question is whether microscopic hematuria that persists over time is linked to kidney disease.

In a retrospective cohort study published in the American Journal of Kidney Diseases, researchers examined data for 232,220 Korean adults who did not have Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) at baseline. They specifically looked at whether persistent or one-time episodes of microscopic hematuria and the development of CKD.

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