Kidney diseases of children and adolescents under 16 are studied and treated at the paediatric kidney clinic. The largest patient groups include nephrotic syndrome, congenital kidney defects, genetic polycystic kidney diseases and nephritides caused by various reasons. Children's elevated blood pressure study and treatment are also centralised here.
Children under 16 with organ transplants are treated at the paediatric organ transplantation clinic. The largest patient group is those who have received a kidney transplant, but we also monitor liver, heart and small intestine transplantation patients. The monitoring of transplantation recipient children is regular: outpatient visits occur every 6 to 8 weeks. In addition, there are blood test check-ups between visits.
The visit lasts 30 minutes, and it includes the height, weight and blood pressure measurements by a nurse and a physician's practice visit.
You need a doctor's referral to be admitted.
A clinic fee is collected from your visit.
Blood samples or X-rays are not taken at the ward, but in the appropriate facilities of the laboratory or the imaging centre. The goal of our patient care is to have such studies and their results completed and available - not later than the same morning - at the practice visit.
Specialist physician, paediatrics, paediatric nephrologist Janne Kataja
Nurse specialist, Maria Erholtz
We are a part of the Tyks operational division of the Department of Paediatrics and Adolescent Medicine.