Severe obstructive uropathy causes renal tubular insensitivity to aldosterone that may lead to an increase in serum aldosterone levels and loss of sodium in the urine. This report concerns data indicating that pyelonephritis can worsen this condition and cause acute renal failure with severe salt loss and lifethreatening hyperkalemia in young infants (less than two months of age) with obstructive uropathy. The lack of the precarious fluid and electrolyte balances occurs also in infants with monolateral malformations.
|Translated title of the contribution||Severe metabolic disorders due to urinary infections in infants with obstructive uropathy|
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Acta Urologica Italica|
|Publication status||Published - 1992|
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