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Renal Immaturity Mimicking Chronic Renal Failure in an Infant Born at 22 Weeks Gestational Age.
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PMID:  21631170     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
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Abstract Glomerular function shows a progression directly correlated to gestational age (GA) and postnatal age in preterm infants. In preterms, glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is significantly lower than in term infants, and it matures more slowly in the postnatal period. In infants with very low GA, due to decreased GFR, normalization of serum creatinine values may be prolonged during recovery from acute renal failure (ARF). Herein, we report an extremely premature infant with high creatinine values from third week up to third month of life which normalized thereafter mimicking chronic renal failure.
Authors:
Ozge Aydemir; Omer Erdeve; Serife Suna Oguz; Nurdan Uras; Ugur Dilmen
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2011-6-1
Journal Detail:
Title:  Renal failure     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1525-6049     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2011 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-6-2     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8701128     Medline TA:  Ren Fail     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neonatology, Zekai Tahir Burak Maternity Teaching Hospital , Ankara , Turkey.
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