Kidney Disease

Kidney Disease

The kidney is the organ that makes urine. It takes waste out of the body. Some children are born with kidney problems. Others develop kidney problems from injuries or infections. Exams and tests can help doctors find the problem. The treatment for a kidney problem may include a medicine or surgery.

Topics on children's kidneys include:

  • cystinuria
  • end stage renal disease or ESRD
  • glomerulonephritis
  • hemolytic uremic syndrome or HUS
  • kidney dialysis
  • kidney stones
  • kidney transplant
  • nephrosis
  • polycystic kidney disease or PKD
  • renal agenesis
  • renal failure
  • ureteral duplication
  • ureteral reflux

More information

After Your Child's Kidney Transplant - English 

Before Your Child's Kidney Transplant - English | Farsi

Collecting Urine and Dialysate - English | Spanish

Help for Peritoneal Dialysis - English | Spanish

How to Add Heparin to Dialysis Solution - English | Spanish

How to Add Cefazolin (Kefzol or Ancef) to Dialysis Solution - English | Spanish

How to Add Cefepime to Dialysis Solution - English | Spanish

How to Add Gentamicin to Dialysis Solution - English | Spanish

How to Add Vancomycin to Dialysis Solution - English | Spanish

Jesse’s Gift - An Organ Donation Story

Kidney Transplant Family Handbook - English | Spanish

Medicine List - English | Spanish

Our Journey with Kidney Transplant - English | Spanish 

Peritonitis - English | Spanish

Visit these websites for more information:

AAKP - American Association of Kidney Patients

Life Options - a program of research, research-based education, and outreach to help people live long and live well with kidney disease.

NKF - National Kidney Foundation

PKD Foundation - For Research on Polycystic Kidney Disease

The Gift of a Lifetime - Organ and Tissue Transplant in America - A Resource on Transplantation and Donation - University of Michigan Transplant Center

TRIO - Transplant Recipients International Organization

Your Kidneys and How They Work - National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearinghouse

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