March 1985

Reflux Nephropathy Update: 1983

Author Affiliations

Department of Pediatrics University of Texas Medical Branch Galveston, TX 77550


edited by C. J. Hodson, R. H. Heptinstall, and J. Winberg, 388 pp, 124 illus, $59.50, Basel, Switzerland, S Karger AG, 1984.

Am J Dis Child. 1985;139(3):294. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1985.02140050088031

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This text is volume 39 of the series Contributions to Nephrology that was edited by G. M. Berlyne and S. Giovannetti. It represents the proceedings of a workshop in October 1982 sponsored by the Kroc Foundation in Santa Barbara, Calif. The contributors to the text and participants at the conference are international leaders in the field of reflux and reflux nephropathy.

The volume has eight sections. Section 1 is composed of diagnoses that emphasize newer radionuclide techniques for the detection of reflux and acute bacterial nephritis. Section 2 emphasizes clinical aspects of reflux nephropathy. Particularly interesting in this section are the familial and genetic data in reflux nephropathy, plasma renin abnormalities and hypertension that may occur in children with such nephropathy, and the glomerular lesions present in reflux nephropathy. Section 3 deals with two chapters on long-term follow-up in infants who have been noted to have reflux and with a

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