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Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS) occurs primarily in young children after an infection of shiga toxin-producing E. coli bacteria. There are two variations of HUS, one of which accounts for 95 percent of all cases. DaVita nurse Silvia German explores the causes, symptoms and treatments of HUS, as well as ways of preventing it.

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Your Teenager and Chronic Kidney Disease

While it is rare, teenagers may find out they have chronic kidney disease (CKD) and need dialysis. In adults, CKD usually happens over time due to untreated high blood pressure or diabetes; however, CKD in teenagers is usually due to persistent urinary tract infections, nephrotic syndrome and nephritis. Parents and their teenagers can learn more about CKD, the symptoms and how to treat it.

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When Your Child Has Chronic Kidney Disease

Finding out your child has chronic kidney disease will leave you with many questions. We’ve provided a starting place for getting answers and tips to help you and your child adjust to life with kidney disease.

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Tips for Parents of Children with Chronic Kidney Disease

Finding out your child has chronic kidney disease will bring up many questions: How can I help my child? How much should I tell my child about their health condition? What can my child understand about kidney disease and dialysis? Here are a few tips to help parents better deal with their child’s illness and the changes in the day-to-day life of the entire family.

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Some Causes of Kidney Disease in Children

Sometimes children are born with kidney disease or develop it at a very young age. Common causes are reviewed along with warning signs to look for in children. Learn more about the causes of kidney disease found in children.

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