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How long it takes to get back to normal after an episode of acute kidney failure?

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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis
Depends: If you have a less severe form of acute renal failure (ARF) like dehydration then probably a couple of days. However if you have a more severe form of ARF like a glomerulonephritis or infection causing acute tubular necrosis, the your recovering time might take weeks. In the severe form, you also may never get back to normal kidney function as well.

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