Pattern of renal diseases in children in midwestern zone of Nigeria.

  title={Pattern of renal diseases in children in midwestern zone of Nigeria.},
  author={Ibasdin Okoeguale Michael and Ofovwe Egberue Gabriel},
  journal={Saudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia},
  volume={14 4},
To document the pattern of childhood renal diseases in the mid-western zone of Nigeria, we evaluated 195 children in the pediatric in-patient service at the University of Benin Teaching Hospital (UBTH) from 1997-2002. There were 250 renal disease episodes that occurred in 195 children. Renal disease accounted for 4.5% of total pediatric admissions. Urinary tract infection (UTI) was found in 82 (32.8%) cases caused largely by Escherichia coli in 39 (47.6%) followed by Staphylococcus aureus in 21… CONTINUE READING
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