What factors contribute to CKD in children occurring more frequently in boys than in girls?

Updated: Oct 26, 2020
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD) generally experience progressive loss of kidney function and are at risk for end-stage renal disease (ESRD). The rate of progression depends on age, the underlying diagnosis, the implementation and success of secondary preventive measures, and the individual patient. Timely initiation of chronic renal replacement therapy is imperative to prevent the uremic complications of CKD that can lead to significant morbidity and death.


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