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Acute kidney injury in children with sickle cell disease-compounding a chronic problem

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source: Pediatric Nephrology

year: 2017

authors: Mammen C, Bissonnette ML, Matsell DG


In an article recently published in Pediatric Nephrology, Baddam and colleagues discuss the relatively underreported clinical problem of repeated episodes of acute kidney injury (AKI) in children with sickle cell disease (SCD). Their report is a cautionary note about the importance of repeated kidney injury on the background of underlying chronic kidney injury and its potential implications on long-term kidney outcome. In children and adults with SCD, this includes the effects of repeated vaso-occlusive crises and the management of these painful episodes with non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs. Here we review the scope of kidney involvement in SCD in children and discuss the potential short- and long-term consequences of AKI in children with SCD.

organization: University of British Columbia; British Columbia Children's Hospital

DOI: 10.1007/s00467-017-3650-3

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