Chronic constipation causing obstructive nephropathy in a delayed toddler
- 1Emergency Department, Children’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
- 2Developmental Paediatrics Department, Children’s University Hospital, Dublin, Ireland
- Correspondence to Dr Michael Joseph Barrett,
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.
Competing interests None.
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