Multicystic Renal Dysplasia Follow-up

Updated: Jun 22, 2020
  • Author: Agnieszka Swiatecka-Urban, MD, FASN, FAAP; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Follow-up

Further Outpatient Care

Blood pressure should be checked at least once each year in patients with multicystic dysplastic kidney (MCDK), and hypertension should be treated. Ambulatory blood pressure monitoring should be considered to screen children for hypertension.

During pregnancy, a woman with a history of multicystic dysplasia of the kidney should have her blood pressure followed closely, her urine screened for infection, and her kidney function periodically assessed.

Preventative antibiotics are only necessary in those children with multicystic dysplasia of the kidney who have vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). Annual voiding cystourethrography (VCUG) is not indicated.