Screening for proteinuria and hematuria in school children--is it possible to reduce the incidence of chronic renal failure in children and adolescents?

In this study we evaluated the incidence of chronic renal failure in children with asymptomatic proteinuria and/or hematuria detected by a mass screening program in school and kindergarten. A total of four thousand and three children, aged from 2 to 18 years old was referred to our institute between 1977 and 1990. Of them, 4 cases were AGN, 8 cases Alports… CONTINUE READING