Paediatric Nephrology

Kidneys are one of the most critical organs of our human body. This makes it all the more important to nurture it and monitor its functioning right from the infant stage. Paediatric Nephrology is all about managing children and young people with acute kidney disease and providing suitable treatments like dialysis and kidney transplantations. A Paediatric Nephrologist is the medical professional who handles cases related to this.

Paediatric Nephrology

Kidneys are one of the most critical organs of our human body. This makes it all the more important to nurture it and monitor its functioning right from the infant stage. Paediatric Nephrology is all about managing children and young people with acute kidney disease and providing suitable treatments like dialysis and kidney transplantations. A Paediatric Nephrologist is the medical professional who handles cases related to this. Though Kidney problems are rare to see in the paediatric age group, there could still be a possibility of children acquiring them, both in their developmental stages, as well as after birth, during their infant stages. A Paediatric Nephrologist treats children from infancy through late adolescence and in certain cases up to the period of attaining young adulthood.

Some of the common conditions associated with Paediatric Nephrology are

  • Acute Kidney Failure – This relates to sudden loss of the ability of the kidneys to remove waste from the body.
  • Acute Nephritic Syndrome - A condition which sees a sudden swelling or inflammation in the internal parts of the Kidneys
  • Analgesic Nephropathy- A condition which occurs due to over medication including across the counter pain relief medications.
  • Chronic Renal failure – A condition which relates to the gradual loss of the kidney’s ability to remove waste from the body
  • Recurrent Urinary Tract Infection – This is an infection which can happen in any part of your urinary system which includes kidneys, bladder, ureters or urethra.
  • Glomerulonephritis – Usually noticed in children, this is a condition which causes the infection of tiny filters of the kidneys called as Glomeruli.
  • Goodpasture Syndrome – This is a very unique and rare condition which infects the kidneys and lungs at the same time.
  • Hypertension – A case of high blood pressure
  • Kidney Stones - Small tiny crystals which are formed inside the kidney or urinary tract which can increase in size causing major complications.
  • Vesicouretic reflux – A condition which sees an abnormal flow of urine from the bladder back to the ureters.
  • Voiding Dysfunction- This is a condition where there is an inconsistent co-ordination within the urinary tract between the bladder and the urethra causing complications during voiding (also called as urinating)

Our objective is to address these critical issues at the initial stage by offering advanced and trusted care. Our exclusive team of subject matter experts, comprising of competent, dedicated and trusted paediatric nephrologists, evaluate and treat children by offering a comprehensive care, leading to speedy recovery.