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Paediatric Nephrology

Paediatric Nephrology is one of the subspecialties of Paediatrics, which caters to the management of children with kidney diseases ranging from the newborn period to 18 years. The various diseases that come under the speciality often require a multidisciplinary involvement from adult nephrology, paediatric surgery and urology.

The Paediatric Nephrology OPD was started in November 2020 with Dr Rehna K Rahman. She has done her DM Paediatric Nephrology from St’ Johns Medical College, Bangalore.  She is also a visiting consultant at Aster Kottakkal, Kannur and Wayanad.

  • The paediatric Nephrology department at Aster MIMS, Calicut deals with the diagnosis and treatment of the following conditions: 
  • Management of Nephrotic syndrome, particularly difficult and complicated
  • Management of Acute and chronic glomerulonephritis of variable etiologies
  • Performing percutaneous Renal biopsy
  • Management of renal tubular disorders
  • Care of children with CAKUT (Congenital Anomalies of Kidney and Urinary Tract)
  • Acute dialysis (Haemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis) in PICU and NICU
  • Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy (CRRT)
  • Management of Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)
  • Chronic Haemodialysis and Continuous ambulatory peritoneal dialysis (CAPD)
  • Renal Transplantation and post-transplant follow up and care


Want to find out more about the treatment? The answer to your questions can be found below.

Who is a Paediatrician?

 A paediatrician is a medical doctor who specializes in the care of children upto 14 years. Paediatricians have undergone special training in the health and illnesses of infants, teens, and young adults.

How often should my child see the paediatrician?

Your child should not only see the paediatrician for an illness. It is also important to schedule well-child-care exams regularly, beginning in infancy. Also called well-care visits or check-ups, these routine examinations provide the best opportunity for the doctor to observe the progress of your child's physical and mental growth and development; to counsel and teach parents; to detect problems through screening tests; to provide immunizations, and to get to know one another.

Are vaccines safe?

Vaccines are extremely safe and serious side effects are rare. Almost all sickness or discomfort after vaccination is minor and temporary, such as soreness at the injection site or mild fever.

What Does a Paediatrician Do?

They're also the first person to call whenever your child is sick., your paediatrician will:

  • Do physical exams
  • Give your child vaccinations
  • Make sure they meet milestones in growth, behaviour, and skills
  • Diagnose and treat your child's illnesses, infections, injuries, and other health problems
  • Give you information about your child's health, safety, nutrition, and fitness needs

Why is immunization important for a child's health?

Immunization is a simple and effective way of protecting children from serious diseases. Vaccines work by triggering the immune system to fight against certain diseases. If a vaccinated person comes in contact with these diseases, their immune system is able to respond more effectively, preventing the disease.

Why should I come to Aster MIMS hospital for Paediatric treatment?

Aster MIMS Hospital has a wide range of paediatric services and treatments that are available under one roof. We believe that children deserve to be treated with understanding and care and to receive the highest quality health care. Aster Mims is specifically designed to take care of the whole child through a family-centred approach to medicine.


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