A 20-year-old member asked:
does kidney failure in small children mean dialysis?
3 doctor answers • 5 doctors weighed in
Family Medicine 28 years experience
No: Although dialysis is a very important tool in the treatment of kidney(renal) failure; not everyone needs to undergo it. It is usually reserved for the severest of individuals.
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Nephrology and Dialysis 40 years experience
Yes: Kidney failure in kids will need treated by dialysis and transplant kind of like adults. Sometimes the term of failure though is used for persons who have v weak function but more than 15% which means they are not needing dialysis yet.
5.6k viewsAnswered >2 years ago
Pediatric Nephrology and Dialysis 45 years experience
4.9k viewsReviewed >2 years ago
Last updated Mar 10, 2019
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