Blood cells and red cell morphology in the urine of healthy children

E. H. Loh, Wee-Keong Vincent Keng, P. B. Ward

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The count of blood cells and the morphology of red cells in urine has been widely used in adult medicine to aid in the diagnosis of the etiology of hematuria. The normal ranges for blood cells in the urine of children had not been established previously. The urine of 419 healthy children was studied. Urine of 95% of individuals contained < 14 x 106red cells per liter. The morphology of these red cells ws of a glomerular pattern. Red cells of non-glomerular pattern were not seen in the urine of healthy children. Urine of 95% of children contained ≤ 4 x 106leukocytes per liter.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)185-187
Number of pages3
JournalClinical Nephrology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990
Externally publishedYes


  • Glomerular
  • Hematuria
  • Non-glomerular
  • Urinary blood cells

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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