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Non-visible haematuria in a military setting

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Asymptomatic non-visible haematuria is a common finding at routine military medical examinations. This article briefly reviews the possible causes, which include malignancy, structural causes, exertion haematuria, hereditary nephritis, thin basement membrane disease (TBMD), immunoglobulin A nephropathy (IgAN), tuberculosis (TB) and schistosomiasis. This paper discusses how these conditions may affect potential military recruits as well as currently serving members of the Armed Forces, and offers a general approach to the management of a patient with non-visible haematuria.

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