proteinuria (tubular)

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Tubular proteinuria is the result of failure of the renal tubules to reabsorb some of the plasma proteins which have been filtered by normal glomeruli.

Causes of tubular proteinuria include:

  • chronic pyelonephritis
  • acute tubular necrosis
  • renal tubular acidosis
  • heavy metal poisoning
  • renal transplantation

Last reviewed 08/2021