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Unusual Case of Vesicoureteral Reflux and Chronic Kidney Disease in a 10-Year-old Boy with Asymptomatic Bacteriuria
Department of Pediatrics, Ewha Womans University School of Medicine, Seoul, KoreaCorrespondence to:
Received: January 25, 2021; Revised: April 1, 2021; Accepted: April 13, 2021
Ewha Med J 2021; 44(2): 46-49
Published April 30, 2021
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Primary vesicoureteral reflux is a common genetically determined condition that is associated with varying degrees of renal scarring and represents one of the main causes of chronic kidney disease in children. Usually vesicoureteral reflux is common in urinary tract infection patient under 5 years of age. However, we report a rare case of high-grade vesicoureteral reflux and chronic kidney disease in a 10-year-old boy who was referred to the pediatric department for incidentally detected asymptomatic bacteriuria. Our case demonstrated that high grade vesicoureteral reflux patient with reduced renal function, bladder and bowel dysfunction at presentation is more likely to progress to chronic kidney disease.
Vesico-ureteral reflux, Nephropathy, Renal insufficiency, chronic, Bacteriuria