Idiopathic Hematuria in a Near-Term Neonate: A Rare Case and its Workup Hematuria in Neonates
Journal of Pediatric Nephrology,
Vol. 10 No. 3 (2022),
12 December 2022
Neonatal hematuria is a very rare occurrence and is mostly due to secondary pathology. This
case report describes a rare case of a near-term male neonate with gross Hematuria seen
immediately after birth. Urine microscopy confirmed hematuria without growth in urine
or blood cultures. A full blood count and coagulation profile showed no obvious cause for
the Hematuria, and a renal tract ultrasound showed a mobile haematoma in the bladder but
no other structural abnormalities. The newborn received an additional dose of intravenous
vitamin K and was managed conservatively. The Hematuria resolved on the second day of
life without recurrence on his 12-month follow-up, with no clear cause for the presentation.
We discuss a rare case of neonatal gross Hematuria, its differential diagnoses, and clinical
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