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Child done with urinalysis. Test report showing protein and abnormal cats. What does it mean?

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my daughter who is 12 did a routine urinalysis, the test came back reporting a protein of 2+ and her casts is abnormal
please explain
Posted Wed, 30 Oct 2013 in General Health
Answered by Dr. Uma Rajah Ananth 1 hour later
Brief Answer:
rule out nephrosis

Detailed Answer:

The presence of protein 2 plus and casts suggest

1 possible nephrotic syndrome ( this will be associated with some clinical signs like oedema and puffiness of face).

2 nephritis.

3 Severe blood pressure, and associated urine microscopy findings.

Please consult the doctor and get her clinically examined.

Good luck

God bless

Dr Uma
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