Presence of reactive renal tubular cells in patients with chronic kidney disease
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urine, chronic kidney disease, diabetes mellitus, proteinuria, hematuria, epithelial cells.

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Martínez Figueroa C, Cortés-Sarabia K, Catalán-Nájera HG, Martínez- Alarcón M. Presence of reactive renal tubular cells in patients with chronic kidney disease. Rev. Colomb. Nefrol. [Internet]. 2020 Jan. 7 [cited 2021 Dec. 6];7(1). Available from:


In patients with kidney disease, the presence of reactive renal cells has been reported. These cells show several morphological alterations that difficult their classification and interpretation. Therefore, the knowledge of its morphological characteristics and sediments patterns where they can be found will helpful for their correct management by medical departments. Here, we reported the presence of renal cells grouped in acinus with abundant cytoplasm, cariomegaly, irregular nuclear contours and prominent nucleoli, accompanied with cilindruria and fatty oval bodies in the urinary sediment of two patients with Diabetes Mellitus, these cells were named as reactive renal cells.
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