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 GFR||60 - 89|