Key Points About Vesicoureteral Reflux
- Vesicoureteral reflux (VUR) occurs when urine in the bladder flows back into the ureters and kidneys.
- This condition is most frequently diagnosed in infancy and childhood.
- A child who has vesicoureteral reflux is at risk for developing recurrent kidney infections, which, over time, can cause damage and scarring to the kidneys.
- Your child's doctor may assign a grading system (ranging from 1-5) to indicate the degree of reflux. The higher the grade, the more severe the reflux.
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Providers Who Treat Vesicoureteral Reflux
Departments that Treat Vesicoureteral Reflux
The Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute
The Zickler Family Prenatal Pediatrics Institute at Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., provides specialized care for babies during pregnancy, delivery and after birth.
At Children's National Hospital in Washington, D.C., our pediatric urologists provide comprehensive care for disorders affecting reproductive and urinary organs.
Healthy Urinary Guidance & Support Clinic
We are dedicated to helping children overcome challenges with wetting problems and urinary tract infections in our Healthy Urinary Guidance & Support Clinic.