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Fifteen-minute consultation: the management of microscopic haematuria
  1. Rebecca Amy Dalrymple,
  2. Ian John Ramage
  1. Department of Nephrology, Royal Hospital for Children, Glasgow, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Rebecca Amy Dalrymple, Department of Nephrology, Royal Hospital for Children, 1345 Govan Road, Glasgow G51 4TF, UK; rebecca.dicks{at}


Haematuria can be a troublesome symptom with various different methods of presentation and aetiologies. Microscopic haematuria is a common coincidental finding often found when the patient has presented for another reason. We will discuss the subject of haematuria but will focus the majority of this article on the discussion of microscopic haematuria, including a definition, the important features to cover in the history and examination, aetiologies to suspect in children and infants, and a suggested approach to assessing these patients in secondary care.

  • haematuria
  • childhood
  • renal
  • management
  • evaluation

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  • Contributors RAD wrote the article and IJR contributed to and edited the article.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.