, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 323-325

Frusemide-induced nephrocalcinosis in very low birth weight infants

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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.