Chronic renal failure in infants and children

J Pediatr. 1988 Nov;113(5):793-800. doi: 10.1016/s0022-3476(88)80003-9.


Chronic renal failure is an uncommon problem for pediatricians, but early recognition is important for maximizing growth and minimizing complications. Marked strides have been made in understanding and treating renal osteodystrophy. Recombinant erythropoietin holds the promise of reversing the anemia associated with renal insufficiency. Dialysis remains an important therapy for sustaining these children, and transplantation offers realistic hope for a functioning kidney.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Aluminum / poisoning
  • Anemia / etiology
  • Child
  • Child, Preschool
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder / etiology
  • Chronic Kidney Disease-Mineral and Bone Disorder / therapy
  • Growth Disorders / etiology
  • Humans
  • Infant
  • Infant, Newborn
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / complications*
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / therapy
  • Renal Dialysis


  • Aluminum