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Case Reports in Pediatrics
Volume 2015, Article ID 703960, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2015/703960
Case Report

17-Year-Old Boy with Renal Failure and the Highest Reported Creatinine in Pediatric Literature

1Department of Pediatric Nephrology, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP), Peoria, IL 61603, USA
2Department of Pediatrics, University of Illinois College of Medicine at Peoria (UICOMP), Peoria, IL 61603, USA

Received 30 April 2015; Accepted 1 June 2015

Academic Editor: Giovanni Montini

Copyright © 2015 Vimal Master Sankar Raj et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

The prevalence of chronic kidney disease (CKD) is on the rise and constitutes a major health burden across the world. Clinical presentations in early CKD are usually subtle. Awareness of the risk factors for CKD is important for early diagnosis and treatment to slow the progression of disease. We present a case report of a 17-year-old African American male who presented in a life threatening hypertensive emergency with renal failure and the highest reported serum creatinine in a pediatric patient. A brief discussion on CKD criteria, complications, and potential red flags for screening strategies is provided.