n CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Common paediatric renal conditions : main article

Volume 30, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



Chronic kidney disease (CKD) is not a priority on the health agenda in South Africa, and this is particularly true with regard to children. Infectious diseases like HIV and tuberculosis, respiratory diseases, malnutrition and trauma enjoy a far more prominent status as an attention-worthy cause of morbidity and mortality. The reality is that very few children with end-stage renal failure will have access to dialysis or renal transplantation.

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