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Does the presence of ketone proteins in urine indicates a kidney problem?

Hi, I have severe lupus with major organ involvement. My pericardium, left lung, skin and most recently autoimmune hepatitis. I have had lupus for 28 years and am curently taking cellcept and a myriad of other medications. Recently, I have learned that a) there has been blood in my urine and b) that ketone protiens were discovered. Does this indicate possible kidney involvement?
Thu, 10 Nov 2016
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Hello and thank you for asking HCM.

I have read your medical reports that you have written above and i understand your concerns.

-proteine in your urine (depending from the amount) and blood, it usually means a kidney condition. Lupus can get at your kidneys,but so are other kind of conditions, for example en infection ect. So i suggest you check up with a nephrologyst to check your kidneys and do some blood tests for their function.

If you have any other questions,feel free to contact me.

Dr.Endri Katro
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Does the presence of ketone proteins in urine indicates a kidney problem?

Hello and thank you for asking HCM. I have read your medical reports that you have written above and i understand your concerns. -proteine in your urine (depending from the amount) and blood, it usually means a kidney condition. Lupus can get at your kidneys,but so are other kind of conditions, for example en infection ect. So i suggest you check up with a nephrologyst to check your kidneys and do some blood tests for their function. If you have any other questions,feel free to contact me. Dr.Endri Katro