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Background: Intravascular hemolysis (IVH) is the basic pathological hallmarkof a broad spectrum of diseases.Intravascular hemolysisis represented by presence of a large amount of degradation products of red blood cells in the blood. Heme, cell-free hemoglobin and RBC micro vesicles which have promote injury of vascular and tissues by various mechanisms.
Objectives: The objective of the study is to determine the frequency rate of asymptomatic urinary tract problems and intravascular hemolysis in Basrah Governorate and to determine its association with sociodemographic, age and gender.
Methods: Cross-sectional study between July 2019 and March 2020 involved examinationof 485 volunteers aged between 18-51 years old of both sex. General urine analysis was done and detection of hemosiderin in urine by using Perl’sPrussian histochemical technique.
Results: Significant differences were shown on demographic, general urine analysis and intravascular hemolysis.One of the more significant findings is that relatively high incidences of asymptomatic renal problems. It was also shown that Basrah citizens havedetermination of presence of urine hemosiderin. Further research might investigate deposition of hemosiderin in the kidneys by using magnetic resonance imaging.