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What are other causes of protein in urine (proteinuria)?

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Other types of kidney disease unrelated to diabetes or high blood pressure can also cause protein to leak into the urine. Examples of other causes include:

  • Medications
  • Trauma
  • Toxins
  • Infections
  • Immune system disorders

From: Protein in Urine (Proteinuria) WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Patient Page: "Proteinuria."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Proteinuria."

Labtestsonline: "Urine Protein and Urine Protein to Creatinine Ratio" and "Proteinura."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

SOURCES:

Journal of the American Medical Association, JAMA Patient Page: "Proteinuria."

National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse: "Proteinuria."

Labtestsonline: "Urine Protein and Urine Protein to Creatinine Ratio" and "Proteinura."

Reviewed by Minesh Khatri on April 10, 2018

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