Childhood Urinary Tract Infections as a Cause of Chronic Kidney Disease

Pediatrics, 11/08/2011

In the absence of structural kidney abnormalities evident in imaging studies after the first childhood Urinary tract infections (UTIs), the etiologic fraction of recurrent childhood UTIs as a main cause of chronic kidney disease (CKD) seems to be small. A child with normal kidneys is not at significant risk of developing CKD because of UTIs.

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