Turkish Journal of Nephrology
Case Report

Will Long-Time Diving Lead to Chronic Kidney Disease?


SBÜ Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakır, Turkey

Turkish J Nephrol 2021; 30: 247-249
DOI: 10.5152/turkjnephrol.2021.4735
Read: 693 Downloads: 467 Published: 16 July 2021

In recent years, the medical problems of divers, whose number has been increasing for scientific, recreational, industrial, and commercial purposes, are also increasing in parallel with the number of divers. Because of fewer studies on long-term medical problems of diving, healthcare professionals find it difficult to identify the underlying etiology. We aimed to present the etiologically suspicious conditions of 2 young male patients diagnosed with end-stage renal disease. The two young male patients shared a similar medical history, both of whom have had a kidney transplant and have dived in 10-15 m of seawater almost every day for over 10 years. Our aim is to study with this case report whether continuous, repetitive, and prolonged diving activities may be one of the risk factors of chronic kidney disease of unknown etiology.

Cite this article as: Danış R. Will long-time diving lead to chronic kidney disease?. Turk J Nephrol. 2021; 30(3): 247-249.

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