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World Kidney Day — March 12, 2011

World Kidney Day

World Kidney Day is celebrated  on 10th March this year.

Kidney diseases are increasing very rapidly to epidemic proportions worldwide. In order to increase public awareness about kidney diseases, World Kidney Day (WKD) is observed on the second Thursday of March every year. This year, it falls on 10th March

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Protect your kidneys, Save your heart

Protect your kidneys, Save your heart

Renal diseases among kids go undetected: Experts

Children suffering from kidney diseases have been finding it difficult to get donors unlike adult kidney patients who require transplants. Unwillingness on the part of the parents to accept the child’s condition and their failure to report it early enough are among the main reasons, say nephrologists.

On the occasion of World Kidney Day, consultant nephrologist at Deenanath Mangeshkar Hospital, Dr Tushar Dighe, said that of the approximate 100 cases of kidney diseases that are reported in a month, almost 10% constitute paediatric kidney diseases.

This trend has seen a rise in the last five years, although there is no adequate data on the prevalence of kidney diseases among children. It is estimated that in Pune alone, around 4,000 patients with kidney damage requiring transplants are detected every year.

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