Renal failure

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Renal failure, also kidney failure, is dysfunction of the kidneys.

It can be subdivided in a number of different ways.

Acutity

  • Acute kidney injury (abbreviated AKI) - previously acute renal failure (abbreviated ARF).
  • Chronic renal failure (CRF).

Acute kidney injury

Chronic renal failure

Note:

Anatomical cause

Renal failure 101:

  • Pre-renal.
  • Renal.
  • Post-renal.

Pre-renal

Renal

Post-renal

See also

References

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