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Causes of Kidney failure

List of causes of Kidney failure

Following is a list of causes or underlying conditions (see also Misdiagnosis of underlying causes of Kidney failure) that could possibly cause Kidney failure includes:

More causes:see full list of causes for Kidney failure

Causes of Kidney failure (Diseases Database):

The follow list shows some of the possible medical causes of Kidney failure that are listed by the Diseases Database:

Source: Diseases Database

Race Patterns for Kidney failure Causes:

Racial Information for Kidney failure: All racial groups have some risk of developing kidney failure from high blood pressure. African Americans,... (Source: excerpt from High Blood Pressure and Kidney Disease: NIDDK) ...more »

Kidney failure: Causes and Types

Causes of Types of Kidney failure: Review the cause informationfor the various types of Kidney failure:

Causes of Broader Categories of Kidney failure: Review the causal information about the various more general categories of medical conditions:

Kidney failure as a complication of other conditions:

Other conditions that might have Kidney failure as a complication may, potentially, be an underlying cause of Kidney failure. Our database lists the following as having Kidney failure as a complication of that condition:

Kidney failure as a symptom:

Conditions listing Kidney failure as a symptom may also be potential underlying causes of Kidney failure. Our database lists the following as having Kidney failure as a symptom of that condition:

Medications or substances causing Kidney failure:

The following drugs, medications, substances or toxins are some of the possible causes of Kidney failure as a symptom. This list is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.


Drug interactions causing Kidney failure:

When combined, certain drugs, medications, substances or toxins may react causing Kidney failure as a symptom.

The list below is incomplete and various other drugs or substances may cause your symptoms. Always advise your doctor of any medications or treatments you are using, including prescription, over-the-counter, supplements, herbal or alternative treatments.

  • Fenofibrate and statin cholesterol-lowering drug interaction
  • Lofibra and statin cholesterol-lowering drug interaction
  • Tricor and statin cholesterol-lowering drug interaction
  • Fenofibrate and atorvastatin interaction
  • Lofibra and atorvastatin interaction
  • more interactions...»

Medical news summaries relating to Kidney failure:

The following medical news items are relevant to causes of Kidney failure:

Cause statistics for Kidney failure:

The following are statistics from various sources about the causes of Kidney failure:

  • Diabetes is the leading cause of kidney failure in the USA (Kidney and Urology Foundation of America)
  • High blood pressure is the second leading cause of kidney failure in the USA (Kidney and Urology Foundation of America)
  • 138,483 under treatment for ESRD resulting from diabetes in the USA 2001 (United States Renal Data System 2003 Annual Data Report, 2003)
  • 91,636 under treatment for ESRD resulting from hypertension in the USA 2001 (United States Renal Data System 2003 Annual Data Report, 2003)
  • 60,888 under treatment for ESRD resulting from glomerulonephritis in the USA 2001 (United States Renal Data System 2003 Annual Data Report, 2003)
  • 17,112 under treatment for ESRD resulting from cystic kidney disease in the USA 2001 (United States Renal Data System 2003 Annual Data Report, 2003)
  • 16% of new cases of end-stage renal disease were due to hypertension in Australia 2002 (McDonald & Russ, 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 26% of new cases of end-stage renal disease were due to diabetic nephropathy in Australia 2002 (McDonald & Russ, 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 268 new cases of end-stage renal disease per 1,000 population have diabetic nephropathy as a causal factor in Australia 2001 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 27% of new cases of end-stage renal disease were due to glomerulonephritis in Australia 2002 (McDonald & Russ, 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 6% of new cases of end-stage renal disease were due to polycystic kidney disease in Australia 2002 (McDonald & Russ, 2003, Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 15% of deaths from diabetes also had renal failure as an associated cause of death in Australia, 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • Nearly 0.1% of diabetic adults attending specialist diabetes services suffered end-stage renal disease in Australia 2002 (Australia’s Health 2004, AIHW)
  • 41,312 new cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from diabetes in the US 2001 (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 44% of new cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from diabetes in the US (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 24,942 new cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from hypertension in the US 2001 (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 27% of new cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from hypertension in the US (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 7,687 new cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from glomerulonephritis in the US 2001 (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 8% of new cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from glomerulonephritis in the US (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 2,143 new cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from cystic kidney in the US 2001 (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 2% of new cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from cystic kidney diabetes in the US (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 138,483 cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from diabetes in the US 2001 (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 35% of cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from diabetes in the US (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 91,636 cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from hypertension in the US 2001 (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 23% of cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from hypertension in the US (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 60,888 cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from glomerulonephritis in the US 2001 (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 15.5% of cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from glomerulonephritis in the US (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 17,112 cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from cystic kidney in the US 2001 (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
  • 4% of cases of end-stage renal disease resulted from cystic kidney diabetes in the US (United States Renal Data System, 2003, NIDDK)
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Related information on causes of Kidney failure:

As with all medical conditions, there may be many causal factors. Further relevant information on causes of Kidney failure may be found in:

 

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