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How is horseshoe kidney treated?

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There’s no cure for horseshoe kidney. Once the kidneys fuse in a horseshoe shape, they stay that way. But you can treat some of the problems the condition can cause. For instance, your child may take antibiotics for an infection or have surgery for kidney stones.

If your child has no symptoms, he may not need any treatment. It’s also a good idea for your child to wear a medical alert bracelet. That can help others know about your child’s condition and how to treat him in case of an emergency.

From: What Is Horseshoe Kidney? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Horseshoe Kidney in Children,” “Horseshoe Kidney Symptoms & Causes,” “Treatments for Horseshoe Kidney in Children.” 

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Horseshoe Kidney (Renal Fusion) in Children.”

Merriam-Webster: “Genitourinary tract.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Symptoms & Causes of Kidney Stones in Children.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “What is a chromosome?” “What is DNA?” “Turner Syndrome,” “Trisomy 18.” 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on January 23, 2018

SOURCES:

Boston Children’s Hospital: “Horseshoe Kidney in Children,” “Horseshoe Kidney Symptoms & Causes,” “Treatments for Horseshoe Kidney in Children.” 

University of Rochester Medical Center: “Horseshoe Kidney (Renal Fusion) in Children.”

Merriam-Webster: “Genitourinary tract.”

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: “Symptoms & Causes of Kidney Stones in Children.”

U.S. National Library of Medicine: “What is a chromosome?” “What is DNA?” “Turner Syndrome,” “Trisomy 18.” 

Reviewed by Amita Shroff on January 23, 2018

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