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

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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Every physician caring for patients with chronic kidney failure must determine the various factors or clinical states that may have aggravated or exacerbated the degree of kidney failure. Once these factors are corrected or reversed, the severity of kidney failure may improve, and kidney function may return to stable basal level of function. The common reversible causes include volume depletion, drugs (nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs], contrast agents), infection, and congestive heart failure.

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