Welcome to African Journal of Paediatric Nephrology! AJPN Vol 6 no 1 & 2 2019 is now available!!!

About the Journal

African Journal of Paediatric Nephrology is the official Journal of the African Paediatric Nephrology Association (AFPNA). It is a biannual, peer-reviewed closed assess journal. The Journal publishes original clinical, laboratory and population- based research articles on renal diseases in children as well as fluid and electrolyte metabolism. Special features include a clinical quiz on paediatric nephrology, letters to the editor highlighting important issues in paediatric nephrology and book reviews. Read More....|

Original Articles - AJPN Vol 6 no 2 2019 click here

Afjp_vol 6 no 2 challenges of peritoneal dialysis by e.e. Ekpenyong et al

  • Peritoneal dialysis (PD) remains a more practical modality for renal replacement therapy (RRT) in young Children with Acute Kidney Injury (AKI) especially in resource poor settings. Abstract...
  • Afjp_vol 6 no 2 col4a5 gene mutation associated alport's syndrome by b. Admani

  • Alport’s disease is an inherited disorder which may lead to End Stage Renal Disease, hearing loss and ocular abnormalities. It is as a result of mutations in COL4A3, COL4A4 and COL4A5 genes leading Abstract ...
  • Afjp_Vol 6 No 2 Nephrotic Syndrome In An Urban South African Paediatric Population By Solarin A.U Et Al

  • Nephrotic syndrome (NS) is the commonest mode of presentation of glomerular disease in Africa. There is no single histological entity that underlies NS in Africa Abstract ...
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    afjp_vol 6 no 2 risk factors of urinary tract infection in children by nahla allam et al

  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI) is common in children with a great burden of morbidities. Many factors such as age, gender, race, chronic constipation and circumcision’s status are believed to increase the risk of recurrent UTI in children Abstract ...

  • afjp_vol 6 no 2 the use of an improvised nasogastric tube as a peritoneal dialysis catheter by a.d. ademola et al

  • Paediatric dialysis for acute kidney injury (AKI) in developing countries may be a challenge because of limited access to standard gadgets Abstract ...
  • afjp_vol 6 no 2 urinary abnormalities in asymptomatic school age children by dike a.i and okechukwu a.a

  • Nitrituria and leucocyturia are indicative of urinary tract infection and a commonly missed condition in asymptomatic children Abstract ...

  • Original Articles - AJPN Vol 6 no 1 2019 click here

    Afjp_vol 6 no 1 acute kidney injury following envenomation by african bees by b. Admani

  • Acute Kidney injury is a very rare complication of bee sting envenomation. It is associated with high morbidity and mortality and early identification of acute kidney injury and management can be lifesaving in Children. Abstract ...
  • afjp_vol 6 no 1 estimated glomerular filtration rate in apparently healthy school children by e.e. ikpeme et al

  • Glomerular filtration rate (GFR) is the best indicator of renal function in Children and adolescents. It is usually estimated in patients with renal disease especially end stage renal disease without consideration of the possibility of it derangement in the general population. Abstract ...
  • Afjp_vol 6 no 1 etiology and outcome of chronic kidney disease in sudanese children by n. Allam et al

  • Establishment of tertiary pediatric nephrology facilities has increased the referrals of children with chronic kidney disease (CKD).
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    Afjp_vol 6 no 1 paediatric peritoneal dialysis in a developing country by a.o. Asinobi et al

  • The practice and challenges of peritoneal dialysis (PD) in a developing country may be uniquely different from what obtains in developed countries.
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    Afjp_vol 6 no 1 urinary tract infection among children aged 1 to 59 months by o.a. Aliyu et al

  • The Choice of empiric antibiotic treatment for urinary tract infection (UTI) must be guided by knowledge of the locally prevalent uropathogens, and their antibiogram Abstract ...
  • Afjp_vol 6 no 1 urine neutrophil gelatinase associated lipocalin by k.m kan et al

  • The diagnostic gold standard of urine culture in urinary tract infection often requires a long duration of 48-72 hours to obtain results, hence a setback for early intervention Abstract ...
  • Instructions to Authors

    Manuscript Types:
    The types of manuscript accepted by the journal are Original Scientific Communications, Review articles, Case reports, Letters to the editor, Clinical quiz and Book reviews. The journal also publishes abstracts of papers presented at AFPNA congresses.
    Publication Fees:The Journal charges ten thousand naira (NGN10,000) or USD 65 as processing fees and thirty thousand naira (NGN30,000) or USD 190 for publication once the manuscript is accepted. All fees should be paid into United Bank for Africa (UBA) Plc.
    Account Details
    Naira account name: African Journal of Paediatric Nephrology
    Naira account number: 2074847844. Branch: Port Harcourt, Nigeria.