Vesico-ureteric reflux: occurrence and long-term risks.

  title={Vesico-ureteric reflux: occurrence and long-term risks.},
  author={Stefan H. Jacobson and Sverker Hansson and Birgir Jakobsson},
  journal={Acta paediatrica (Oslo, Norway : 1992). Supplement},
  volume={88 431},
The prevalence of vesico-ureteric reflux in the general population is unknown, but it is increased in risk groups, such as children with symptomatic urinary tract infection, schoolgirls with asymptomatic bacteriuria, first-degree relatives of patients with reflux and children with prenatal dilatation of their upper urinary tract. Children and adults with pyelonephritic renal scarring are at risk of serious long-term complications, e.g. hypertension and renal failure. Modern paediatric care… CONTINUE READING


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