Genitourinary and Kidney Disorders
Anatomy of the Urinary System
Overview of Genitourinary Disorders
Overview of Kidney Disorders
According to the American Urological Association, about 6 percent of girls and 2 percent of boys will develop urinary tract infections.
Younger children have a greater risk of kidney damage linked to urinary tract infections than older children or adults.
Many diseases of the genitourinary system in children are present when a child is born. This poses unique challenges that are vastly different from adults with kidney disease.
Because the genitourinary system is so complex, involving many systems in the body, a child with a genitourinary disorder may require a number of specialists to participate in his or her care.
The following specialists may be involved in your child's care - pediatric nephrologist; pediatric urologist; pediatrician; pediatric surgeons; transplant surgeons; perinatologist; geneticists; pediatric radiologist; neurodevelopmental specialists; nutritionists; social workers; psychologists; and pediatric nurses.
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