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A laboratory test result which indicates free hemoglobin in the urine

Symptoms of Hemoglobinuria

The following features are indicative of Hemoglobinuria:
  • high concentration of haemoglobin in urine

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Common Causes of Hemoglobinuria

The following are the most common causes of Hemoglobinuria:
  • acute glomerulonephritis
  • renal cancer
  • malaria
  • paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria
  • microangiopathies
  • hemolytic-uremic syndrome (HUS)

Other Causes of Hemoglobinuria

The following are the less common causes of Hemoglobinuria:
  • thrombotic thrombocytopenic purpura (TTP)
  • transfusion reactions
  • IgM autoimmune hemolytic anemia
  • glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency
  • pyelonephritis
  • sickle cell anemia
  • tuberculosis of the urinary tract
  • athletic nephritis secondary to strenuous exercise
  • acute lead poisoning

Risk Factors for Hemoglobinuria

The following factors may increase the likelihood of Hemoglobinuria:
  • hemolytic anemia

Prevention of Hemoglobinuria

Yes, it may be possible to prevent Hemoglobinuria.

Lab Tests and Procedures for Diagnosis of Hemoglobinuria

The following lab tests and procedures are used to detect Hemoglobinuria:
  • Urine test: To check for hemoglobin in the urine

Complications of Hemoglobinuria if untreated

Yes, Hemoglobinuria causes complications if it is not treated. Below is the list of complications and problems that may arise if Hemoglobinuria is left untreated:
  • acute tubular necrosis

Last updated date

This page was last updated on 2/04/2019.
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