Proteinuria Uncovered- What Your Body’s Trying to Tell You

Classification and characterization of proteinuria types


Classification of proteinuria Clinical setting Typical level of proteinuria in adults Predominant protein type
Transient proteinuria Fever, heavy exercise, vasopressor infusion, albumin infusion <1 g/day Albumin
Persistent proteinuria – orthostatic proteinuria Uncommon over age 30 years, may occur in 2 to 5% of adolescents <1 to 2 g/day Albumin
Persistent proteinuria – overflow proteinuria Myeloma (monoclonal light chains), hemolysis (hemoglobinuria), rhabdomyolysis (myoglobinuria) Variable, could be nephrotic range Nonalbumin
Persistent proteinuria – glomerular proteinuria Primary glomerular diseases, secondary glomerular diseases, diabetic nephropathy, hypertensive nephrosclerosis Variable, often nephrotic range Albumin
Persistent proteinuria – tubulointerstitial proteinuria Heavy metal intoxications, autoimmune or allergic interstitial inflammation, medication-induced interstitial injury <3 g/day Nonalbumin
Post-renal proteinuria Urinary tract infections, nephrolithiasis, genitourinary tumor <1 g/day Nonalbumin
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