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Hematuria in Everyday Pediatrics: Significance and First Steps

Blood in urine is common in little kids, and routine screening can cause unnecessary anxiety. In this guide, pediatric nephrologist Elizabeth Black, MD, MAS, walks primary care providers through the process that starts with a positive dipstick. She describes types of hematuria, reviews the many causes, clarifies “persistent” hematuria, and covers workup options – ranging from assessing family history to testing renal function to imaging the kidneys.

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