Scimago Lab
powered by Scopus
call: +1.631.470.9640
Mon-Fri 10 am - 2 pm EST


eISSN: 1643-3750

Get your full text copy in PDF

Incidence of vesicoureteral reflux in siblings of children with reflux--our own observations.

Renata Kuczyńska, Mieczysława Czerwionka-Szaflarska

Med Sci Monit 2001; 7(1): CR116-120

ID: 421177

BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to evaluate the incidence of primaryvesicoureteral reflux in siblings of children with reflux.
MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ninety-four subjectsaged 2-6, the siblings of children with reflux were examined. Our methods included: urinalysis, urinecultures, ultrasound examination of abdominal cavity in all the examined subjects. Voiding cystographywas conducted in selected cases.
RESULTS: Primary vesicoureteral reflux was found in the total of 10%of the siblings of children with reflux. The incidence of reflux was the highest in the youngest agegroup.
CONCLUSIONS: The incidence of primary vesicoureteral reflux in the siblings of affected childrenbeing at least ten times higher than population risk supports the necessity of screening in this group.

This paper has been published under Creative Common Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) allowing to download articles and share them with others as long as they credit the authors and the publisher, but without permission to change them in any way or use them commercially.
I agree