Common diseases can cause children to go into acute kidney failure. These diseases include Dengue fever, Rickettial infection and other severe infections including Sepsis with shock.
These children need dialysis in the Paediatric ICU. The best way for this to be given, when the child is on ventilator support, is by Continuous Renal Replacement Therapy. But, we don’t have a machine for this. The machine costs Rs.12 lakhs.
The CRRT machine can also save the lives of children with inborn metabolic disorders, liver and heart failure. Children with complications from Leukaemia and bone marrow transplantation can also be helped.