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A 55 year old man presents with history of 5 episodes of hematuria each lasting for about 4-5 days in the past 5 years. What will be the best investigation to arrive at a diagnosis? (AIPG 2011)



A Urine examination and microscopy

B X-ray KUB

C Abdominal USG

D DTPA scan

Ans. C Abdominal USG

Extra Edge:

A. In a case of hematuria, to get a diagnosis USG is the best initial investigation.

B. Urine microscopic examination will tell only whether hematuria is there or not. It may not tell the exact diagnosis of the cause.

C. X-ray KUB is useful only for renal stone. It is of no use for any other cause of hematuria.

D. DTPA scan is useful to estimate GFR. It is of no use to tell about the cause of hematuria.

Extra Edge:

Acanthocyte are a form of RBC with spikes on it.

Seen in,

A. Abetalipoproteinemia , B. Liver disease, C. Neuroacanthocytosis.

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