GRAVE SQUILIBRIO METABOLICO DA INFEZIONE URINARIA NEL LATTANTE AFFETTO DA UROPATIA OSTRUTTIVA

Translated title of the contribution: Severe metabolic disorders due to urinary infections in infants with obstructive uropathy

F. Terzi, M. L. Melzi, G. Marra, G. Barbieri, B. M. Assael, A. S. Tirelli, G. Cavanna, C. A. Dell'Agnola, B. Tadini

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Abstract

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 contributionSevere metabolic disorders due to urinary infections in infants with obstructive uropathy
Original languageItalian
Pages (from-to)457-461
Number of pages5
JournalActa Urologica Italica
Volume6
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1992

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Urology

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