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Does kidney failure in small children mean dialysis?
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Dr. Fred McCurdy
Pediatrics - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: It depends
Acute, reversible kidney failure in a child does not always result in dialysis.
Chronic, non-reversible renal failure will likely result in dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis is preferred for a variety of reasons. Finally, renal transplant asap is the ultimate preferred treatment for children who are on dialysis. Children need to grow and getting a transplant is their best hope to see that happen.

In brief: It depends
Acute, reversible kidney failure in a child does not always result in dialysis.
Chronic, non-reversible renal failure will likely result in dialysis. Peritoneal dialysis is preferred for a variety of reasons. Finally, renal transplant asap is the ultimate preferred treatment for children who are on dialysis. Children need to grow and getting a transplant is their best hope to see that happen.
Dr. Fred McCurdy
Dr. Fred McCurdy
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Dr. Tarek Naguib
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Dr. Paul Cohen
Family Medicine
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Paul Cohen
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