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Which of the following statements about orthostatic proteinuria is true:(DNB Dec 10)



A Seen in recumbent position

B Is benign

C Future risk of nephrotic syndrome

D < 300 mg/day

Ans. B Is benign

Other Types Of Proteinuria

A. Benign orthostatic proteinuria is typically found in tall adolescents. (PGI Nov 2010)

Protein is found in the urine collected during the day time after the patient has been ambulant, but not in the overnight specimen collected immediately on rising in the morning (i.e. first morning urine sample does not contain protein).

B. Transient proteinuria may be associated with conditions like cardiac failure, fever, or heavy exerciseQ. It disappears within hours after cessation of exercise and with resolution of the disease process. Proteinuria after marathon running may be as a heavy as 5 gm per liter of urine.

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