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Article: US findings of melamine-related renal disorders in Hong Kong children

TitleUS findings of melamine-related renal disorders in Hong Kong children
Authors
KeywordsMelamine
Renal disorder
Renal stone
Ultrasonography
Issue Date2009
PublisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00247/index.htm
Citation
Pediatric Radiology, 2009, v. 39 n. 11, p. 1188-1193 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: The melamine-tainted milk incident has caused renal disorders in more than 290,000 children from mainland China since the start of the outbreak in 2008. Since then, more than 27,000 children in Hong Kong have undergone renal US screening. Objective: To present and discuss the US features of melamine-related renal abnormalities in Hong Kong children. Materials and methods: Between September 2008 and February 2009, 3,835 children attended the Department of Radiology of Princess Margaret Hospital for renal US examination. CT or plain abdominal radiography was performed in those with inconclusive findings. The US findings of detected melamine-related renal disorders were analysed. Results: Echogenic foci in the kidneys were found in 22 children (0.6%). These were located in the renal pelvicalyceal system (in 12 children) and in the renal medulla (in 10 children). The echogenic foci measured 0.1-0.7 cm, with 6 children showing posterior acoustic shadowing, 14 showing comet-tail artefacts, and 2 showing echogenic dots. Conclusion: The incidence of renal disorders amongst Hong Kong children exposed to melamine was lower than in their mainland China counterparts. The renal stones detected were also relatively small, with most demonstrating comet-tail artefacts instead of posterior acoustic shadowing. © 2009 Springer-Verlag.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91299
ISSN
2015 Impact Factor: 1.525
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.593
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dc.contributor.authorLau, HYen_HK
dc.contributor.authorWong, CSen_HK
dc.contributor.authorMa, JKFen_HK
dc.contributor.authorKan, Een_HK
dc.contributor.authorSiu, KLen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-17T10:16:30Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-17T10:16:30Z-
dc.date.issued2009en_HK
dc.identifier.citationPediatric Radiology, 2009, v. 39 n. 11, p. 1188-1193en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0301-0449en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/91299-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The melamine-tainted milk incident has caused renal disorders in more than 290,000 children from mainland China since the start of the outbreak in 2008. Since then, more than 27,000 children in Hong Kong have undergone renal US screening. Objective: To present and discuss the US features of melamine-related renal abnormalities in Hong Kong children. Materials and methods: Between September 2008 and February 2009, 3,835 children attended the Department of Radiology of Princess Margaret Hospital for renal US examination. CT or plain abdominal radiography was performed in those with inconclusive findings. The US findings of detected melamine-related renal disorders were analysed. Results: Echogenic foci in the kidneys were found in 22 children (0.6%). These were located in the renal pelvicalyceal system (in 12 children) and in the renal medulla (in 10 children). The echogenic foci measured 0.1-0.7 cm, with 6 children showing posterior acoustic shadowing, 14 showing comet-tail artefacts, and 2 showing echogenic dots. Conclusion: The incidence of renal disorders amongst Hong Kong children exposed to melamine was lower than in their mainland China counterparts. The renal stones detected were also relatively small, with most demonstrating comet-tail artefacts instead of posterior acoustic shadowing. © 2009 Springer-Verlag.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherSpringer Verlag. The Journal's web site is located at http://link.springer.de/link/service/journals/00247/index.htmen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofPediatric Radiologyen_HK
dc.rightsThe original publication is available at www.springerlink.com-
dc.subjectMelamineen_HK
dc.subjectRenal disorderen_HK
dc.subjectRenal stoneen_HK
dc.subjectUltrasonographyen_HK
dc.subject.meshUltrasonography-
dc.subject.meshMelamine-
dc.subject.meshRenal disorder-
dc.subject.meshRenal stone-
dc.subject.meshKidney Diseases - chemically induced - epidemiology - ultrasonography-
dc.titleUS findings of melamine-related renal disorders in Hong Kong childrenen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, CS:drcswong@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.authorityWong, CS=rp01391en_HK
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dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s00247-009-1342-2en_HK
dc.identifier.pmid19798495-
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dc.identifier.volume39en_HK
dc.identifier.issue11en_HK
dc.identifier.spage1188en_HK
dc.identifier.epage1193en_HK
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dc.publisher.placeGermanyen_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridKan, E=24166889100en_HK
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