Treating nephrocalcinosis in newborns: A primer for clinicians

As many as 40% of preterm infants in the U.S. suffer from nephrocalcinosis, a condition that deposits excess calcium in kidneys. Unfortunately, it’s often underdiagnosed. Neonatologists don’t always check for nephrocalcinosis, even though it can be serious. Sometimes nephrocalcinosis is found incidentally while investigating other concerns.

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