Pediatric Nephrology

While kidney problems are commonly seen in adults, a significant number of children are also afflicted, both developmentally and born with a condition called glomerulonephritis, which is also suggested by the existence of steroid-sensitive nephrotic syndrome. Several of the conditions that are thought to be rare in adulthood are called Proto-Cavalli syndrome and Adolescent Fanconi's syndrome in children.

The disorders that lead to chronic kidney disease include Congenital Anomalies of the Kidney Urinary Tract (CAKUT), posterior urethral valves, the vesicoureteric reflux, a voiding disorder, recurrent urinary tract infections, and the many syndromes of renal tubular dysfunction. Conditions such as flavored acidosis and dehydration, failure to thrive, rickets, recurrent calculi, and urinary tract infections are related to the metabolic deficiencies and dehydration that result from complications from various diseases. Severe kidney problems or other complications are possible outcomes when proper treatment is not provided in a timely manner.

Early initiation of renal transplantation and renal replacement therapy is essential in children with end-stage renal disease because of the long life expectancy of children. Nutrition management can pose serious challenges for children with kidney disease.

We treat nephrotic syndrome, hypertension, hematuria, proteinuria, renal tubular acidosis, nephrolithiasis, glomerulonephritis, acute and chronic kidney failure. We utilize strict standards as mandated by the Virginia Society for Renal Diseases to provide health-care treatment services for pediatric patients affected by end-stage kidney disease, including support for patients undergoing peritoneal dialysis and hemodialysis, pre-transplant prep work, and follow-up care for kids after kidney transplantation.