Which complications of chronic kidney disease (CKD) are associated with a positive dipstick result?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Dipstick proteinuria may suggest a glomerular or tubulointerstitial problem. The urine sediment finding of red blood cells (RBCs) and RBC casts suggests proliferative glomerulonephritis. Pyuria and/or white blood cell casts suggest interstitial nephritis (particularly if eosinophiluria is present) or urinary tract infection.


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