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.

The KDOQI guidelines define stages of chronic kidney disease based on estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR) (1):
Stage  GFR (ml/minute/1.73m2)
1 – kidney damage with normal or high GFR

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Last Updated: 2017-02-14