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How many stages of kidney disease are there?

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Dr. Dan Fisher
Internal Medicine
2 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Dan Fisher
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Dr. Allen Seely
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Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis

In brief: 5

There are 5 stages of chronic kidney disease.
Stage1 means minimal disease while stage 5 means you are close to dialysis.

In brief: 5

There are 5 stages of chronic kidney disease.
Stage1 means minimal disease while stage 5 means you are close to dialysis.
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
Dr. Kevin Griffiths
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