Nephrology - Chronic Kidney Disease: Pediatric/Paediatric

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Description and Key Nutrition Issues


Children with chronic kidney disease (CKD) have progressively deteriorating renal function as they move through CKD stages 1 to 5, ultimately requiring hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis to manage end stage renal disease (1,2).

The KDOQI guidelines define stages of chronic kidney disease based on estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) (2):
Stage  GFR (ml/minute/1.73m2
1 – kidney damage with normal or high GFR≥90
2 – kidney damage with mild decrease in GFR60 - 89
3 –

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Last Updated: 2022-07-11