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Why is vesicoureteral reflux only affect children?

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Dr. Powlin Manuel
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Outgrow or treated!

Good morning, vesicoureteral reflux (uvr) is present in 1% of all infants (primary uvr).
Secondary uvr appears later due to presence of functional bladder neck obstruction. It is predominantly a problem of children as there is a spontaneous resolution of the primary uvr as children becomes adults; the bladder increases in size, ureter increases in length, and the valve control gets more efficient.

In brief: Outgrow or treated!

Good morning, vesicoureteral reflux (uvr) is present in 1% of all infants (primary uvr).
Secondary uvr appears later due to presence of functional bladder neck obstruction. It is predominantly a problem of children as there is a spontaneous resolution of the primary uvr as children becomes adults; the bladder increases in size, ureter increases in length, and the valve control gets more efficient.
Dr. Powlin Manuel
Dr. Powlin Manuel
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