Growth Retardation in Children with Kidney Disease

  title={Growth Retardation in Children with Kidney Disease},
  author={Paulina Salas and Viola Pinto and Josefina Rodriguez and Mar{\'i}a Jos{\'e} Zambrano and V Mericq},
  booktitle={International journal of endocrinology},
Growth failure is almost inextricably linked with chronic kidney disease (CKD) and end-stage renal disease (ESRD). Growth failure in CKD has been associated with both increased morbidity and mortality. Growth failure in the setting of kidney disease is multifactorial and is related to poor nutritional status as well as comorbidities, such as anemia, bone and mineral disorders, and alterations in hormonal responses, as well as to aspects of treatment such as steroid exposure. This review covers… CONTINUE READING