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Does reflux nephropathy cause chronic kidney failure?

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Dr. Jay Park
Pediatrics
3 doctors agree

In brief: Yes, but...

Children born with severe degree of vesicoureteral reflux(vur) sustain kidney damage, namely reflux nephropathy.
However, surgical correction of vur and adequate management of urinary tract infections may prevent further damage leading to renal failure. The notion that recurrent utis damage kidneys and result in kidney failure has been overblown.

In brief: Yes, but...

Children born with severe degree of vesicoureteral reflux(vur) sustain kidney damage, namely reflux nephropathy.
However, surgical correction of vur and adequate management of urinary tract infections may prevent further damage leading to renal failure. The notion that recurrent utis damage kidneys and result in kidney failure has been overblown.
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Yes

Usually seen in children, it means the urine is flowing back wards into the ureters and kidney when the bladder contracts.
This may be due to defective valves in the tube/ureter when entering the bladder.This condition is known to lead to varying degrees of kidney injury and damage to the kidney function and causes infections as well. The condition may be suspected when protein is found in urine.

In brief: Yes

Usually seen in children, it means the urine is flowing back wards into the ureters and kidney when the bladder contracts.
This may be due to defective valves in the tube/ureter when entering the bladder.This condition is known to lead to varying degrees of kidney injury and damage to the kidney function and causes infections as well. The condition may be suspected when protein is found in urine.
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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
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