Vesicoureteric reflux and renal injury.

  title={Vesicoureteric reflux and renal injury.},
  author={Billy S. Arant},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  volume={17 5},
  • Billy S. Arant
  • Published 1991 in
    American journal of kidney diseases : the…
Renal injury associated with the intrarenal reflux (IRR) of urine that is either infected, under high pressure, or both, is a major cause of severe hypertension during childhood and adolescence and of chronic renal insufficiency in patients less than 30 years of age. Many, but not all, adolescent and adult patients with reflux nephropathy (RN) give a history of urinary tract infection (UTI) or unexplained fevers in infancy or early childhood, when the kidney is thought to be at greatest risk of… CONTINUE READING


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