Chronic Kidney Disease Differential Diagnoses
- Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FACP, FASN more...
Chronic kidney disease (CKD) can have a variety of different presentations depending on the stage of the disease and its cause, as well as patient factors such as age. A detailed history and physical examination is essential. In addition to routine laboratory studies, the workup should include calculation of the estimated glomerular filtration rate (GFR), measurement of albumin levels, and acquisition of radiologic studies. The differential diagnosis for CKD includes the following conditions, as well as the disorders listed in the next section:
- Systemic lupus erythematosus
- Renal artery stenosis
- Urinary obstruction
- Wegener granulomatosis
Acute Kidney Injury
Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease
Rapidly Progressive Glomerulonephritis
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