Childhood Urinary Tract Infections as a Cause of Chronic Kidney Disease

  title={Childhood Urinary Tract Infections as a Cause of Chronic Kidney Disease},
  author={J. Salo and R. Ik{\"a}heimo and T. Tapiainen and M. Uhari},
  pages={840 - 847}
  • J. Salo, R. Ikäheimo, +1 author M. Uhari
  • Published 2011
  • Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • OBJECTIVE: Urinary tract infections (UTIs) in childhood are considered a risk for chronic kidney disease (CKD), but this association is poorly verified. We wanted to determine the etiologic fraction of UTIs in childhood as a cause of CKD. METHODS: A systematic literature search on the association between childhood UTIs and CKD was conducted, and data for patients with CKD in the area of 1 tertiary care hospital were reviewed. RESULTS: In our literature search, we found no patients among the… CONTINUE READING
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