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BMJ Case Reports 2012; doi:10.1136/bcr.02.2012.5902
  • Unusual presentation of more common disease/injury

Chronic constipation causing obstructive nephropathy in a delayed toddler

  1. Sheila Macken2
  1. 1Emergency Department, Children’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  2. 2Developmental Paediatrics Department, Children’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
  1. Correspondence to Dr Michael Joseph Barrett, mjjbarrett{at}hotmail.com

Summary

Chronic constipation causing obstructive nephropathy is very rare in children. However, it can cause urinary tract obstruction with acute impairment of renal function with a need for emergent disimpaction. The authors discuss a 2 years 4 months old child who presented to our emergency department with acute renal failure due to faecal impaction.

Footnotes

  • Competing interests None.

  • Patient consent Obtained.

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