What are the causes of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children?

Updated: Oct 26, 2020
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Fortunately, CKD during childhood is rare. Pediatric CKD is usually the result of congenital defects, such as posterior urethral valves or dysplastic kidney malformations. Another common cause is FSGS. Genetic kidney diseases are also frequently manifested in childhood CKD. Advances in pediatric nephrology have enabled great leaps in survival for pediatric CKD and end-stage renal disease (ESRD), including for children who need dialysis or transplantation.


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