Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 323–325

Frusemide-induced nephrocalcinosis in very low birth weight infants

Authors

  • I. J. Kenney
    • Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children
  • C. G. Aiken
    • Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children
  • W. Lenney
    • Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children
Commentary

DOI: 10.1007/BF02389002

Cite this article as:
Kenney, I.J., Aiken, C.G. & Lenney, W. Pediatr Radiol (1988) 18: 323. doi:10.1007/BF02389002

Abstract

Three very low birth weight infants, treated with frusemide for broncho-pulmonary dysplasia are described. They all developed medullary nephrocalcinosis identifiable by real time ultrasound. The sonographic findings of diffuse medullary hyper-echogenicity appears to be specific for nephrocalcinosis.

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© Springer-Verlag 1988