Prevalence Of Microalbuminuria Among Children Suffering From Sickle Cell Nephropathy and Sickle Cell/Beta-Thalassemia

Age

< 25 Years

Study type

Observational

Gender

All

Interventions

Other

Compensation

Unknown

About the study

Sickle cell nephropathy is a known complication of sickle cell anemia (SCA) manifested by
increase in glomerular filtration rate (glomerular hyperfiltration) and results in
proteinuria and chronic renal failure.

Our goal is to examine the prevalence of proteinuria and microalbuminuria as an early
predictive factor of glomerular injury, among young people who suffer from SCA as well as
those who suffer from combined sickle cell/beta-thalassemia.

participation requirements

– Patients diagnosed with sickle cell anemia

– Patients diagnosed with combined sickle cell anemia/beta-thalassemia

participation restrictions

– Diabetes mellitus

– Hypertension

– Reduced renal mass (single kidney)

– Overweight

– History of UTIs