Commentary

Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 323-325

First online:

Frusemide-induced nephrocalcinosis in very low birth weight infants

  • I. J. KenneyAffiliated withRoyal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children
  • , C. G. AikenAffiliated withRoyal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children
  • , W. LenneyAffiliated withRoyal Alexandra Hospital for Sick Children

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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.