End-stage kidney disease

End-stage kidney disease (ESKD), also referred as end-stage renal failure, corresponds to the last stage of a chronic kidney disease (stage 5), when the kidneys function is no longer sufficient to sustain life (GFR <15) and kidney replacement therapy (dialysis or transplant) is required.

Please, refer to the article on chronic kidney disease (CKD) article for a broader discussion on this entity.  

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rID: 37570
System: Urogenital
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • ESRF
  • End-stage kidney failure
  • End-stage renal disease
  • ESRD
  • End stage renal failure
  • End-stage renal failure

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