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

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