Definition of chronic kidney disease

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Chronic kidney disease is defined as :

An estimated or measured glomerular filtration rate (GFR) <60ml/min/1.73m2 that is present for ≥ 3 months with or without evidence of kidney damage

or

Evidence of kidney damage with or without decreased glomerular filtration rate (GFR) that is present for ≥ 3 months as evidenced by following, irrespective of the underlying cause:

  • albuminuria
  • haematuria after exclusion of urological causes
  • structural abnormalities (e.g. on kidney imaging tests)
  • pathological abnormalities (e.g. kidney biopsy)

 

 

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