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Childhood renal disorders in Nigeria.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2169846     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The common childhood renal disorders in Nigeria are post-infectious acute glomerulonephritis (PIAGN), nephrotic syndrome, hypertension, congenital anomalies and urinary tract infection. Children with PIAGN often present with hypertension, circulatory overload and hypoalbuminaemia. Nephrotic syndrome is characterized by a paucity of minimal change and a poor prognosis. Posterior urethral valves and hydronephrosis are the most frequent congenital anomalies. Children with congenital anomalies present late with advanced disease. The commonest malignancy is nephroblastoma, but Burkitt's lymphoma of the kidney also occurs. Both acute and chronic renal failure present depressing and distressing clinical problems, with an aggressive course and a high morbidity and mortality. Poor socio-economy has adverse effects on the presentation, management and follow-up of Nigerian children with renal disorders.
M B Abdurrahman; F A Babaoye; H A Aikhionbare
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pediatric nephrology (Berlin, Germany)     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0931-041X     ISO Abbreviation:  Pediatr. Nephrol.     Publication Date:  1990 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1990-11-01     Completed Date:  1990-11-01     Revised Date:  2005-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8708728     Medline TA:  Pediatr Nephrol     Country:  GERMANY    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  88-93     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Paediatrics, Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Nigeria.
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MeSH Terms
Glomerulonephritis / epidemiology,  etiology
Hypertension, Renal / epidemiology
Infection / complications
Kidney Diseases / epidemiology*
Kidney Failure, Acute / epidemiology
Kidney Failure, Chronic / epidemiology
Kidney Neoplasms / epidemiology
Nephrotic Syndrome / epidemiology
Nigeria / epidemiology
Retrospective Studies
Schistosomiasis haematobia / epidemiology
Urinary Tract / abnormalities
Urinary Tract Infections / epidemiology
Wilms Tumor / epidemiology

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