A practical approach to proteinuria

  title={A practical approach to proteinuria},
  author={Jerry M. Bergstein},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
Proteinuria is defined as urinary protein excretion exceeding 150 mg/day. It may result from nonpathological (posture, fever, exercise) or pathological (glomerular or tubular) processes. Glomerular proteinuria is an early sign of kidney disease and may also play a role in the progression of glomerular damage. Asymptomatic proteinuria is common; it may be transient or persistent. Transient proteinuria is a benign condition and requires no evaluation. Persistent proteinuria can be the first sign… CONTINUE READING