A 22-year-old member asked:
How many stages of kidney disease are there?
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Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
5: There are 5 stages of chronic kidney disease. Stage1 means minimal disease while stage 5 means you are close to dialysis.
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Internal Medicine 28 years experience
5: Stage 1 is normal and stage 5 is generally dialysis dependent. The stages are defined by the estimated glomerular filtration rate (egfr) with cut points as follows:
stage 1 >90ml/min
stage 2 > 60 ml/min
stage 3 > 30 ml/min
stage 4 > 15 ml/min
stage 5 < 15 ml/min
the egfr is obtained by either the cockroft gault or the mdrd method.
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Last updated Jan 2, 2019
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