Problem

Haemoglobinuria

Nature:

Hemoglobinuria is a condition in which the oxygen transport protein hemoglobin is found in abnormally high concentrations in the urine. The condition is often associated with any hemolytic anemia with primarily intravascular hemolysis, in which red blood cells (RBCs) are destroyed, thereby releasing free hemoglobin into the plasma. Excess hemoglobin is filtered by the kidneys, which excrete it into the urine, giving urine a purple color. Hemoglobinuria can lead to acute tubular necrosis which is an uncommon cause of a death of uni-traumatic patients recovering in the ICU .

Related Problems:
Postparturient haemoglobinuria
Problem Type:
G: Very specific problems
Subject(s):
Urogenital system
Date of last update
19.06.2018 – 21:38 CEST