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Conditions and Treatments

The pediatric nephrologists at Brenner are experts in diagnosis and care for children of all ages, from infants to young adults. We have expertise in the treatment of multiple conditions and perform all types of procedures. One of the leading pediatric nephrology units in western North Carolina, we help our patients get better through diagnosis, treatment and long-term care. 

Congenital Health Problems 

Congenital health problems are health problems that occur while a baby is developing. 

Acquired Health Problems 

Acquired health problems are health problems that occur in children after they are born. 

Conditions & Treatments 

Acute kidney failure – the sudden loss of the kidney’s ability to remove waste from the body

Acute nephritic syndrome – a set of kidney disorders that can lead to swelling or inflammation of internal parts of the kidney

Analgesic nephropathy – damage caused to one or both kidneys due to too much of a mixture of medications, commonly seen when there is an overexposure to over-the-counter pain medications

Congenital nephrotic syndrome – a genetically-passed disorder in which a baby develops protein in the urine that causes swelling in the body

Chronic renal failure - the gradual loss of the kidney's ability to remove body waste

Goodpasture syndrome – a rare disease that causes kidney failure and lung disease

Hypertension - high blood pressure

Interstitial nephritis – a disorder in which the areas between the kidney tubes become inflamed, which can affect the kidney’s ability to manage the body’s waste

Kidney removal – surgery performed to remove all or part of a person’s kidney

Kidney stone – a group of tiny crystals that are difficult to pass through the body

Kidney transplant – the placement of a healthy kidney in a patient with kidney failure

Lithotripsy – the use of shock waves to break up stones that have formed in the kidney, bladder or the tubes that drain urine from the kidneys to the bladder

Lupus nephritis – a kidney disorder, caused by the autoimmune disease, systemic lupus erythematosus

Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis – a kidney disorder that leads to inflammation of the kidney, as well as tiny changes to the kidney’s cells that lead to disruption of the kidney’s normal processes

Membranous nephropathy – a kidney disorder that causes inflammation and structural changes inside the kidney, leading to problems with the kidney’s normal processes

Nephrocalcinosis – a kidney disorder in which an excess amount of calcium is left in the kidneys

Polycystic kidney disease – a genetically-passed kidney disorder in which multiple cysts form on the kidneys, causing them to enlarge

Post-streptococcal GN – a kidney disorder caused by infection with particular strains of the Streptococcus (strep) bacteria

Posterior urethral valve - the presence of valves within the urethra that block the urine flowing out of the bladder

Vesicoureteral reflux - The back-up of urine toward the kidney

Reflux nephropathy – Kidney damage due to vesicoureteral reflux

Renal papillary necrosis – a condition in which all or part of the openings of the kidney’s collecting ducts die

Renal artery or vein thrombosis – a blood clot in the artery or vein in which blood passes from the kidney

Renal tubular acidosis - the build-up of body acid caused when kidneys fail to excrete body acids 

  • Brenner Children's Hospital
  • New Patient Appointments

    888-716-WAKE

  • Additional Information

    For new patient appointments, you may request an appointment online.
    For returning patient appointments, you may contact the clinic directly.