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What is the difference between uremia and azotemia?

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Dr. Victor Bonuel
Internal Medicine

In brief: AZOTEMIA is the

Early stage while uremia/ kidney failure is the end stage of kidney disease.
In the former, the condition can be caused by dehydration, medication side effect, insufficient water intake, certain medical conditions etc while the latter is caused/ contributed by uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, liver disease, extreme shock, sepsis/blood infection etc rx-. Hemodialysis and/or kidney transplant.

In brief: AZOTEMIA is the

Early stage while uremia/ kidney failure is the end stage of kidney disease.
In the former, the condition can be caused by dehydration, medication side effect, insufficient water intake, certain medical conditions etc while the latter is caused/ contributed by uncontrolled hypertension, diabetes, liver disease, extreme shock, sepsis/blood infection etc rx-. Hemodialysis and/or kidney transplant.
Dr. Victor Bonuel
Dr. Victor Bonuel
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