Frequency of hypertension among children having acute kidney injury (AKI) at A Tertiary Care Hospital.

  • M Faisal Mehar Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.
  • Afsheen Asghar Khan Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.
  • Rushan Hassan Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.
  • Madiha Naz Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.
  • Bushra Iqbal Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.
  • Ali Rehan Nasir Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.
Keywords: Acute Kidney Injury, Children, Hypertension

Abstract

Objectives: To know the frequency of hypertension among children having acute kidney injury (AKI) at a tertiary care hospital. Study Design: Descriptive, cross-sectional study. Setting: Department of Pediatric Medicine, Nishtar Hospital, Multan, Period: 1st January to 31 December 2019. Material & Methods: A total of 718 children with AKI were included from department of Pediatric medicine, Nishtar Hospital, Multan. Once registered, study variables were noted along with systolic and diastolic blood pressure. Results: Of these 718 study cases, majority, 439 (61.1%) were male, 435 (61.0%) belonged to rural areas, 443 (61.7%) from poor socioeconomic status and 551 (76.7%) mothers were illiterate. Mean age was 4.33±2.56 years whereas mean body mass index was 23.58±3.17 kg/m2. Overall, family history of AKI was noted in 165 (23.0%) children. Hypertension was noted in 228 (31.8%) cases. Conclusion: Very high frequency of hypertension was seen in children presenting with AKI.

Author Biographies

M Faisal Mehar, Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.

FCPS (Pediatric Medicine)

Assistant Professor Pediatric Medicine

Afsheen Asghar Khan, Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.

FCPS (Pediatric Medicine)

Assistant Professor Pediatric Medicine

Rushan Hassan, Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.

MBBS

Post Graduate Registrar Pediatric Medicine

Madiha Naz, Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.

MBBS

Post Graduate Registrar of Pediatric Medicine

Bushra Iqbal, Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.

MBBS

Post Graduate Registrar Pediatric Medicine

Ali Rehan Nasir, Nishtar Medical University Hospital, Multan.

MBBS

Post Graduate Registrar Pediatric Medicine

Published
2021-01-10