Background: Malaria is a disease of global importance having effect on more than ninety countries and territories in the tropical and subtropical region of earth. Objectives: This study was undertaken to assess the renal functions in children with malaria.
Methods: Sixty children with smear positive malaria were included in this study. Detailed history regarding main renal manifestations was obtained. Renal function was assessed by gfr, blood urea and serum creatinine. It is compared with 25 age and sex matched healthy controls.
Results: proteinuria was documented in 42% of cases and it was common with falciparum infection. blood urea and serum creatinine were significantly high in malaria cases compare to controls.
Conclusion: The evaluation of renal functions in malaria infected children should form an important part of assessment because of variety of acute onset renal dysfunction. In addition it may facilitate safer use of fluids and drugs study also showed that renal dysfunction found in human malaria.
Keywords: Acute renal failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome, glomerularfilteration rate.