Chronic kidney disease in children: state of the art

  title={Chronic kidney disease in children: state of the art},
  author={Robert H Mak},
  journal={Pediatric Nephrology},
The criteria for the definition of chronic kidney disease (CKD) in children include: (a) kidney damage for >3 months, as defined by structural or functional abnormalities determined by kidney biopsy, imaging tests or composition of the blood or urine, with or without decreased GFR; and (b) GFR <60 ml/min/1.73 m for ≥3 months, with or without the signs of kidney damage listed above [1]. The prevalence of CKD was as high as 11% in the adult population. 4.7% of the adult population from one study… CONTINUE READING


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