The difference Chronic Kidney Disease in Children and Adults


The difference Chronic Kidney Disease in Children and Adults

Kidney Pain, Kidney Stones, Kidney Infection




Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) other than in adults also occur in children. So, what's the difference?

According to Prof Dr Dr Suhardjono, SpPD-KGH, KGer, FINASIM, the main difference with CKD in children and adults are usually located on the cause. In children, PGK is generally caused by inflammation of the kidneys.

"When children are mostly (due to) kidney inflammation while adults are usually due to hypertension. Then, for the symptoms of CKD in general does not exist. But in children can be seen from swelling of the feet and eyes," said Prof Suhardjono.

It was conveyed on the sidelines of the commemoration of World Kidney Day by the International Society of Nephrology and the International Federation of Kidney Foundation at the Hotel Hermitage, Jalan Cilacap, Menteng, Wednesday (03/08/2017).


Meanwhile, for the treatment of CKD in children and adults are relatively similar; renal replacement therapy. This procedure also has two ways, namely dialysis (dialysis) and transplantation (kidney transplant).

"The procedure was carried out when the ability of the kidneys are less than 15 percent," said Dr. Ni Made Hustrini SPDP-KGH from Cipto Mangunkusumo on the same occasion.

Furthermore, Dr. Hustrini said kidney disease is called chronic if the problem has been going on for more than three months. For example, decreased kidney function or structural abnormalities.

Therefore, Dr. Hustrini reminded to take precautions to reduce risk factors such as diabetes and hypertension with CKD. "So periodic health check," concluded Dr. Hustrini.

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