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Kidney Diseases in Children

Our team treats all types of pediatric kidney diseases and their complications. Learn more about the conditions we treat. 

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Kidney Stones

A hard deposit of mineral and acid crystals that sometimes forms inside a kidney, can cause extreme pain while it passes.

Low Bone Density

Low bone density or decreased bone density means that your bones are not as dense or strong as they should be. Learn more.

Lupus (Systemic Lupus Erythematosus)

A disease characterized by inflammation affecting joints, tendons, other connective tissues, and organs including the heart, lungs, blood vessels, brain, kidneys and skin.

Metabolic Bone Disease

A group of disorders affecting bone metabolism, usually caused by abnormalities in calcium or phosphorus and vitamin D, may lead to reduced growth, deformities, and fractures.

Multiple Fractures

If a child has had two or more long bone fractures under the age of 10 years or three long bone fractures under the age of 19 years, this would be considered a significant history of multiple fractures. Learn more.

Nephrosis

A group of symptoms affecting both kidneys, usually with no obvious cause, indicated by high albumin in the urine, high blood cholesterol and fluid retention throughout the body.

Obstructive Uropathy

A broad term referring to any disease of the upper or lower urinary tract that restricts the flow of urine, among common congenital urinary tract abnormalities in children.

Osteogenesis Imperfecta

Osteogenesis imperfecta (OI) is sometimes called brittle bone disease. It is a genetic disorder that affects the quality (and sometimes the quantity) of the bone. Learn more.

Oxalosis

A rare metabolic disorder characterized by recurrent kidney and bladder stones, caused by an overproduction of oxalate.

Parathyroid Disorders

The parathyroid glands control the levels of calcium and phosphorus stored in the bones and circulated in the blood. Disorders occur either when the glands become either overactive or underactive. Learn more.

Renal Insufficiency

Also called renal failure, kidney failure, end-stage renal disease, a condition in which kidneys no longer function correctly.

Rickets

Also called osteomalacia, rachitis, a condition in which bones become soft or deformed due to lack of calcium and phosphorus, caused by a deficiency of vitamin D.