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does age matter when kidneys decide to fail?

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Dr. Paul Cohen
27 years experience Family Medicine
Yes: Kidney(renal) failure is very serious at any age. However, elderly patients are usually more at risk from complications because of other disease processes that man occur as they age.
Answered on Jan 15, 2019
Dr. Alok Agrawal
33 years experience Nephrology and Dialysis
See below: As you age you are more likely to have kidney failure. However it can be seen at all ages, including neo nates.
Answered on Jan 6, 2013

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