William Primack, Stuart Kleeman, Frank Boineau, Stephanie Jernigan
Abstract: Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is an underrecognized and often undiagnosed cause of morbidity and mortality. Many children and adolescents are at increased risk of developing CKD as they mature and age, secondary to conditions commonly cared for by pediatric health professionals. Prematurity, diabetes mellitus, hypertension, congenital heart disease, sickle cell disease and trait, severe obesity, cancer chemotherapy, other drug toxicities, and systemic situations that may cause acute kidney injury such as sepsi…
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