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Pediatric Kidney Care

Kidney disease can affect your child in many ways.

Most kidney issues are treatable and don't last long. But kidney disease can seriously impact a child's life. Getting a diagnosis and seeking care is also stressful for the entire family. 

Kidney disease may be found at any time during childhood. Our pediatric kidney care experts are dedicated to keeping you and your family comfortable while helping manage your child's kidney disease.

Conditions We Treat

Our pediatric kidney disease services also include:

  • Hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis
  • Continuous renal replacement therapy
  • Apheresis services (a process of collecting peripheral blood stem cells)

Solving Lauren's Mystery

The cause of Lauren Davidson's health problems was hard to pin down. But she was diagnosed with granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA) soon after seeing our pediatric kidney care team. For Lauren's mom, choosing UVA was "the best decision we ever made." View Lauren's GPA transcript.

Meet The Team

UVA’s pediatric kidney team includes:

  • Nephrologists (kidney doctors)
  • Nurses
  • School specialists
  • Social workers
  • Nutritionists 
  • Pharmacists

We help children with congenital and acquired kidney disease manage their condition and have as normal a lifestyle as possible. We also work closely with pediatric urologists to treat children with combinations of kidney and urinary tract issues.