Hong Kong Med J 2013;19(Suppl 8):S10-1
Two-year follow-up for children with melamine exposure in Hong Kong: a multicentre study
HSHS Lam, WM Lai, SN Wong, MC Chiu, WCW Chu, PC Ng, MHM Chan, CWK Lam, NKC Tse, NS Kwong, TWL Mak
Department of Paediatrics, The Chinese University of Hong Kong
1. The level of melamine exposure in Hong Kong children was near the tolerable daily limit set by the World Health Organization.
2. No evidence of renal dysfunction was noted in subjects over the 2-year follow-up period.
3. There was no evidence that low levels of melamine exposure were associated with haematuria, proteinuria, or ultrasound abnormalities.
4. Asymptomatic children (with no evidence of acute renal complications) after low-dose melamine exposure do not need routine follow-up.