Pediatric Nephrology

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Pediatric Nephrology

This clinical subspeciality of Paediatric medicine (Age group: 0-18 yr) deals with kidney and lower urinary tract diseases in children. In our country with population of more than 1 billion, children contribute to 40 % of this population. Kidney diseases in children may go unrecognized in the absence of specific symptoms. But signs like facial puffiness, recurrent fever episodes due to urinary tract infection, persistence of headache (High blood pressure), blood in urine suggests consultation with concerned doctor.

Recognize the hidden illness

Nephrotic syndrome is a common illness in paediatric nephrology clinic. Child present with swelling around eyes, face and generalized body swelling due to persistent loss of protein in the urine.

The other childhood kidney concerns are: