Congenital Chloride Diarrhoea In Relation With Renal Complications

Keywords: Congenital chloride diarrhoea (CLD), renal complications, compliance, outcome.


Objective: To assess the significance of early detection of renal complications in children with congenital chloride diarrhoea.

Study Design: Retrospective study.

Place and Duration of Study: This study was done for the time period from March, 2003- September, 2016 in the department of Paediatric Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition, KFSH&RC, Jeddah.

Materials & Methods: This retrospective study was carried out for the time period starting from March, 2003- September, 2016 for 19 confirmed cases of congenital chloride diarrhoea at KFSH&RC, Jeddah.

Results: Out of19 cases we found 13(68.4%) patients with renal abnormalities. We found 2 cases (15.3%) with end stage renal disease, 3 cases (23%) of nephrocalcinosis, 7 cases (53.8%) with increased echogenicity of both kidneys and 1 case (7.6%) of renal stones.

Conclusion: We conclude that by increasing the level of understanding of disease and keeping good compliance with daily medications, the renal complications could be prevented to improve the outcome.

How to Cite
MUHAMMAD ARSHAD ALVI IS. Congenital Chloride Diarrhoea In Relation With Renal Complications. J Fatima Jinnah Med Univ [Internet]. 22Nov.2018 [cited 30Sep.2022];10(3). Available from: