Nephro-Prevention: An old concept to prevent childhood renal disorder

  • SI Adeleke
Keywords: Nephro-Prevention, Childhood


Two children with renal disorders managed at the Aminu Kano Teaching Hospital, Kano are reported to show the importance of nephro-prevention.
The first report of a rapidly progressive nephropathy who failed to assess care early due to financial constraints. Subsequent efforts to help the child
were inadequate and the child was discharged against medical advice. The second case represents an important and common group of renal disorder
with relapsing type of nephrotic syndrome, which is treatable. All it entails is long term follow-up and attention to factors that may lead to relapse. In
the two cases, primary, secondary and tertiary preventive strategies were useful.

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