Parents are often shocked when their child is diagnosed with a kidney stone. But this painful condition is increasingly common in children and adolescents due to a variety of factors.
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia's Stone Center provides expert multidisciplinary care to combat the rise in pediatric kidney stones, which are small, hard deposits of minerals that can build up within the kidneys and cause severe pain, obstruction of the urine, and potentially irreversible damage to the affected kidney. The Center provides comprehensive care including diagnosis, treatment, prevention and long-term follow-up so kids can live healthy, stone-free lives. Its mission is to get to the bottom of the increase in kidney stones to prevent them from forming.
Visit http://www.chop.edu/stonecenter for more information.