Pediatric Radiology

, Volume 18, Issue 4, pp 323–325

Frusemide-induced nephrocalcinosis in very low birth weight infants

  • I. J. Kenney
  • C. G. Aiken
  • W. Lenney
Commentary

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

Authors and Affiliations

  • I. J. Kenney
    • 1
  • C. G. Aiken
    • 1
  • W. Lenney
    • 1
  1. 1.Royal Alexandra Hospital for Sick ChildrenBrightonUK

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