Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury
Pediatric acute kidney injury refers to the sudden loss of kidney function due to an underlying illness.
What is a Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury?
Acute (sudden) kidney injury, formerly called acute renal failure, occurs when a kidney is damaged suddenly due to an illness or condition – not because of a blow or injury to a kidney as the name might suggest. It’s a sudden onset of kidney failure that can happen within a few hours or days.
What are the signs and symptoms of a Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury?
What are the causes of a Pediatric Acute Kidney Injury?
Causes of acute kidney injury include:
Slow blood flow caused by:
Blood or fluid loss
Heart attack or heart failure
Low blood pressure
Overuse of NSAID pain medicines (ibuprofen, ketoprofen, naproxen)
Severe allergic reactions Conditions:
Certain kidney diseases or conditions, including hemolytic uremic syndrome
Multiple myeloma cancer (cancerous plasma cells)
Scleroderma (diseases that affect connective tissues that support internal organs)
Sepsis (life-threatening infection)
Inflamed blood vessels, or “ vasculitis,” which can scar blood vessels, making them stiff, weak and narrow Blockage of the urinary tract caused by:
Blood clots in the urinary tract
Nervous system problems that affect the bladder
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