Suara.com – Mysterious acute kidney failure in children is still a problem that causes concern in Indonesia. After going through various investigations and research, the cause of this mysterious acute kidney failure leads to poisoning of the syrup drug solvent.
The two dangerous ingredients are Ethylene Glycol, Diethylene Glycol, Ethylene Glycol Butyl Ether, which are circulating in syrup preparations.
In his statement, Pediatrician from MRCCC Siloam Hospitals Semanggi, dr. Rizqi A Wicaksana Sp.A., said that the kidney, which is primarily an excretory organ that removes metabolic waste in the body, and helps produce red blood cells, is slowly damaged due to the presence of harmful chemical compounds that enter the body.
As a basic understanding, in recognizing the symptoms of kidney failure in children is urine production of less than 1 milliliter per kilogram of body weight per hour for 6 hours and of course accompanying complaints such as fever, vomiting, loss of appetite and others.
“If any of these symptoms are found, immediately consult a health facility or hospital that can do simple blood tests, such as urea, creatinine and urinalysis,” said dr. Rizqi A Wicaksana Sp.A.
Consumption of water helps reduce the risk of acute kidney failure. Good urine is clear yellow in color. If you find urine of another color or blood red, it is a sign that there is a problem with your body’s health.
In children, the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is often the main indicator in monitoring kidney function, namely the filtration rate of plasma volume through the kidney per unit time of body surface area. Pre-renal and Post-renal. Normally, it is greater or equal to 100%, and if it is found below or equal to 60 percent, the doctor will take further action or treatment or even be able to make a diagnosis.
“By continuing to apply a healthy lifestyle to children, one of which is prevention, through continuous hand washing, adequate rest and consumption of healthy, clean and nutritious food. Also pay attention to children’s urine production, and use a trusted doctor’s prescription from an official pharmacy or hospital,” concluded Rizqi A Wicaksana Sp.A., Pediatrician at MRCCC Siloam Hospitals Semanggi with practice hours Monday and Wednesday or can be seen on the My Application Siloam.
Source: Suara.com – Berita Kesehatan Terkini by www.suara.com.
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