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Severe Weather Alert Update: 12:40 pm, Dec. 9, 2018

All Wake Forest Baptist Health clinics, including Urgent Care locations, will be closed Monday, Dec. 10.

Information for employees: Staff and faculty members are encouraged to review the Severe Weather Policy and the Severe Weather Guidelines for information related to attendance and notification procedures. [Employee Access Only]

    • Brenner Children's Hospital
    • New Patient Appointments

      888-716-WAKE

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

       



    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.