Kidney Disease in Children
Kidney Disease in Children is a series of fact sheets developed by the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK), National Institutes of Health. These fact sheets introduce the major causes of kidney disease and kidney failure in children, provide detailed explanations of the treatment options, and discuss complications of kidney disease and its treatment.
|Overview of Kidney Diseases in Children
Describes the major causes of kidney disease and kidney failure in children. Lists the risk factors for kidney disease and explains the difference between acute kidney disease and chronic kidney disease.
|Childhood Nephrotic Syndrome
Describes the symptoms of and treatments for nephrotic syndrome in children. Includes a discussion of minimal change disease and steroid-resistant nephrotic syndrome.
|Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome in Children
Explains how the condition develops after E. coli infection in the digestive tract and describes the treatments available.
Describes the signs and symptoms of Henoch-Schönlein Purpura, an autoimmune disease that affects mostly children between the ages of 2 and 6 . Explains possible long-term consequences, including kidney disease.
|Treatment Methods for Kidney Failure in Children
Describes the treatment options-transplantation, peritoneal dialysis, and hemodialysis-for kidney failure.
|Growth Failure in Children With Kidney Disease
Explains the problems that can be caused by kidney disease and describes the therapies available to minimize those problems.
|School and Family Problems of Children With Kidney Failure
Describes psychosocial problems that can accompany kidney disease, including issues of fitting in at school, financial demands of treatment, and family stresses, and the role of the social worker and other members of the health care team who are available to help families handle these problems.
Page last updated March 26, 2013