How is chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children treated?

Updated: Jul 21, 2020
  • Author: Sanjeev Gulati, MD, MBBS, DNB(Peds), DM, DNB(Neph), FIPN(Australia), FICN, FRCPC(Canada); Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Answer

Treatment of chronic kidney disease should include the following:

  • Specific therapy based on diagnosis
  • Evaluation and management of reversible causes of renal dysfunction
  • Prevention and treatment of complications of decreased kidney function (eg, anemia, bone disease, cardiovascular manifestations, hypertension, growth failure)
  • Evaluation and management of comorbid conditions
  • Slowing the loss of kidney function
  • Preparation for kidney failure therapy
  • Replacement of kidney function with dialysis and transplantation if signs and symptoms of uremia are present
  • Management of complications

See Treatment for more detail.


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