Kidney diseases can occur in infants and children. In most cases,
these are inherited or congenital conditions, such as cystic kidney or
malformation of the urinary tract. However, disturbed kidney function
may also be caused by other conditions, such as diabetes, high blood
pressure or infections of the urinary tract.
In severe cases (chronic kidney failure), the kidneys ultimately fail.
Regular cleansing of the blood (dialysis) or transplants then become
Children with kidney disease have very special needs. Their body is still
growing and requires specific medical treatment – not least because
of the risk of disrupted metabolism and growth.
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