Pregnancy in a 24 year old Nigerian woman with chronic kidney disease: Challenges and outcome

  • UH Okafor
  • MU Nwobodo
  • FO Ezeugwu


There is increasing incidence and prevalence of chronic kidney disease worldwide. The developing countries including Nigeria are facing greater challenges because of the prevailing poverty and high burden of infectious diseases. There are various prevalent co-morbid conditions that influence and are influenced by the status of the kidney function of the patient. These conditions pose some peculiar challenges and management of the challenges will determine the outcome. The aim of this report is to highlight the challenges of pregnancy in women with chronic kidney disease and possible outcome. We report a 24 years Nigerian woman diagnosed with chronic kidney disease who presented with 10 weeks gestation and deteriorating kidney function. Her management was associated with various challenges including non adherance to medications and not regular to follow up visits. She later developed ecclampsia and had intra uterine fetal death. She had various interventional measures including haemodialysis. She recovered kidney function appreciably but has defaulted follow up since discharge.

KEY WORDS: pregnancy, CKD, challenges, outcome, hypertension, proteinuria


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