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Rady Children's Specialists

Conditions Treated

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We treat a wide range of kidney conditions in infants, children and adolescents, including:

Bone disorders

Chronic kidney disease


Electrolyte disorders

Kidney stones

  • Hypercalciuria
  • Hypocitraluria
  • Hyperoxaluria
  • Cystinuria

Glomerular basement membrane diseases

  • Alport syndrome
  • Thin glomerular basement membrane disease


  • Acute post-strep glomerulonephritis
  • IgA nephropathy
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura nephritis
  • Membranoproliferative glomerulonephritis (MPGN)
  • Granulomatosis With Polyangiitis (GPA)
  • Microscopic polyangiitis
  • Pauci-immune glomerulonephritis
  • Rapidly progressive glomerulonephritis (RPGN)
  • Goodpasture syndrome
  • Lupus nephritis
  • Glomerulonephritis with acute kidney injury

Hemolytic uremic syndrome (HUS)

  • Atypical HUS

Asymptomatic microscopic hematuria


  • Kidney scarring
  • Renal artery stenosis

Fibromuscular dysplasia

  • Middle aortic syndrome
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Metabolic syndrome-induced

Nephrotic syndrome

  • Minimal change disease
  • Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis
  • Membranous nephropathy

Podocyte diseases

  • Nail Patella syndrome
  • Pierson syndrome
  • HANAC syndrome
  • Congenital nephrotic syndrome
  • Podocin gene mutation

Renal cystic disease

  • Autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease
  • Autosomal recessive polycystic kidney disease
  • Glomerulocystic disease
  • Tuberous sclerosis
  • Medullary sponge kidney
  • Nephronophthisis

Renal tubular disorders

  • Renal tubular acidosis
  • Fanconi syndrome
  • Bartter syndrome
  • Gittelman syndrome
  • Hyperuricemia
  • Hypercalciuria
  • Aminoacidurias
  • Pseudohyperaldosteronis
  • Pseudohypoaldosteronism
  • Nephrogenic diabetes insipidus
  • Autosomal dominant hypophosphatemic rickets
  • Autosomal recessive hypophosphatemic rickets

Solitary kidney

  • Congenital solitary kidney
  • Multicystic dysplastic kidney

Transplant-related conditions

  • Antibody-mediated rejection
  • K virus nephropathy
  • Epstein Barr virus/Post-transplant lymphoproliferative disease

Urinary tract infections

  • Pyelonephritis
  • Nephronia

Urologic disorders (simple)