Hematuria in renal transplant recipients

Ann Surg. 1978 Feb;187(2):219-22. doi: 10.1097/00000658-197802000-00021.


This study is a retrospective analysis of microscopic and gross hematuria in 127 male renal transplant recipients. The incidence of hematuria was 12%. The causes of hematuria were similar to those in the general population with inflammatory conditions predominating. Urologic malignancy was not found. Hematuria heralded rejection episodes in three instances. Complete evaluation of hematuria revealed pathology of the urinary tract in every instance.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Boston
  • Hematuria / epidemiology*
  • Hematuria / etiology
  • Humans
  • Kidney Transplantation*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Transplantation, Homologous