Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Should We Be Looking for Kidney Abnormalities?

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Pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Diseases: Should We Be Looking for Kidney Abnormalities?

Inflamm Bowel Dis. 2018 Apr 26;:

Authors: Lauritzen D, Andreassen BU, Heegaard NHH, Klinge LG, Walsted AM, Neland M, Nielsen RG, Wittenhagen P

Abstract
Background: Kidney disease has been reported in adults with inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) and is regarded an extraintestinal manifestation or more rarely a side effect of the medical treatment.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study we describe the extent of kidney pathology in a cohort of 56 children with IBD. Blood and urine samples were analyzed for markers of kidney disease and ultrasonography was performed to evaluate pole-to-pole kidney length.
Results: We found that 25% of the patients had either previously reported kidney disease or ultrasonographic signs of chronic kidney disease. The median kidney size compared with normal children was significantly reduced. In a multivariate linear mixed model, small kidneys significantly correlated with the use of infliximab, whereas the use of enteral nutritional therapy was associated with larger kidneys.
Conclusion : Children with IBD are at risk of chronic kidney disease, and the risk seems to be increased with the severity of the disease.

PMID: 29718370 [PubMed – as supplied by publisher]

PubMed Link: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/29718370?dopt=Abstract