Growth pattern and dietary intake of children with chronic renal insufficiency.

  title={Growth pattern and dietary intake of children with chronic renal insufficiency.},
  author={Peter R. Betts and G Magrath},
  journal={British medical journal},
  volume={2 5912},
The growth pattern and dietary intake of 33 children with varying degrees of renal insufficiency has been investigated. The development of impaired renal function in infancy has a more deleterious effect on linear growth than has its onset in later years. A reduction in growth velocity may occur once the glomerular filtration rate falls below 25 ml/min/1.73m(2). There was a significant reduction of the energy, protein, and vitamin D intakes of children with renal insufficiency compared with… CONTINUE READING
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