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What illnesses could cause serious kidney disease in a child?

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Dr. Eduardo Haddad
Nephrology and Dialysis 47 years experience
Mostly infections: Bacterial infections that produce certain toxins such as a type of e coli recently found in germany but also present here can cause a serious disorder called hemolytic uremic syndrome with sudden kidney failure. Streptocaccol infections of a certain type can cause nephritis due to antibodies produced against them.

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