VUR and us

Jun 2, 2013

In 2004, when Malia was just 8 months old, we thought for a day that she had maple syrup urine disease, but a visit to the doctor instead uncovered a urinary tract infection and vesicoureteral reflux (VUR). With regular antibiotics, she grew out of this over the next couple of years.

Last week, in a conversation with one of the kidney docs at Duke, I learned of a new article about the discovery of a gene associated with VURTNXB Mutations Can Cause Vesicoureteral Reflux.

Like my observation about being part of scientific research (Bitten by the research bug), this has given our family an exciting connection to science.

Anton Zuiker

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