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Trace of protein in urine. Cause?

My daughters test revealed a trace of protein in her urine. We're also looking for any signs of an autoimmune disease. What can cause protein in the urine and what does a "trace" signify?
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Hi,

How is your daughter?  The kidneys filter the waste products out and leave in the things the body needs, like proteins. Proteins from the blood can escape into the urine when the filters of the kidney, called glomeruli, are damaged.  Large amounts of protein in the urine may indicate a serious kidney problem. However, if there is only trace amount, the protein may be minimal. It is best that a second urine sample a few days later be done. A 24-hour urine sample may also be requested to quantify the protein content.

Take care and keep us posted.
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what part of not enough protein does this mean?
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hi linda..i hope u got ur answer eventhough not from here,anyway..traces means less then 0.8 g/dl     and the criteria for diagnosis of nephrotic disease is more then 3.5 g/dl .assuming ur little girl is of 4-6 years old at time when symptoms appeared.   PSCGN   (post streptococcal glomrulonephritis)  is a condition associated with kidney symptoms after a strep infection  but 80% people recover on their own.other needs steroids.in some cases CTX too.
considiring auto immune is good theory since evry autoimmune disease have kidney involvement at some extent.  suppose its wegeners disease that would involve lungs with kidney.and if it is alports disease that would involve ear problems.    hope ur daughter get better .if u still have any questions please dont hesitAte.
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