EFFECTIVENESS OF ROUTINE URINE ANALYSIS OF PATIENT ATTENDING RURAL HEALTH CENTERS IN ABBOTTABAD
AbstractBackground: Renal diseases may be discovered accidentally during routine urinalysis. This studywas done to see the significance of urinalysis and study the magnitude of abnormal urinalysis inpatients with no symptoms of renal disease. Methods: From 15th February to 16th March 2005, atotal of 1000 samples of urine were collected from the patients attending three rural health centersof Abbottabad. Dipstick Method was used for urinalysis. Results: there were 600 males and 400female patients. The age ranged from 1 to 55 years. Proteinuria was present in 2.3%, hematuria in4.8 % patients, pyuria in 10.2% and glycosuria in 2% patients. Conclusion: In our setup routineurine analysis should be performed in all patients to identify the presence of unrecognized renaldiseases which may benefit from simple therapeutic measures.Keywords: Urine, urinalysis, Proteinuria
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