How are anuria or oliguria managed in acute poststreptococcal glomerulonephritis (APSGN)?

Updated: Dec 05, 2018
  • Author: Rajendra Bhimma, MBChB, MD, PhD, DCH (SA), FCP(Paeds)(SA), MMed(Natal); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Anuria or severe and persistent oliguria may occur in 3-6% of children with acute glomerulonephritis and may necessitate hospitalization. Fortunately, both of these conditions are usually transient.

Because they may be ototoxic, avoid large doses of furosemide in children with symptoms of anuria or severe and persistent oliguria. In addition, osmotic diuretics, such as mannitol, are contraindicated, as they might increase vascular volume.


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