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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 217-219

Congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract in siblings: An uncommon condition


Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College and Associated Hospitals, University of Delhi, New Delhi, India

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M Mantan
Department of Pediatrics, Maulana Azad Medical College, Delhi - 110 002
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.111858

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Congenital anomalies of kidney and urinary tract (CAKUT) are important causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in childhood. Most do not have a definite identifiable genetic defect and occur in isolation. Rarely, familial occurrence of CAKUT has been reported. The burden of CKD to a family in a developing country is enormous, and if more than one child is afflicted with the condition, the situation is almost catastrophic. We present here two families with siblings having upper and lower urinary tract obstruction.






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