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Renal failure

Renal failure: Introduction

Renal failure: A condition characterized by a failure of the kidney to excrete toxic metabolites from the body. See detailed information below for a list of 115 causes of Renal failure, Symptom Checker, including diseases and drug side effect causes.

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Causes of Renal failure:

The following medical conditions are some of the possible causes of Renal failure. There are likely to be other possible causes, so ask your doctor about your symptoms.

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Causes of Types of Renal failure:

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Renal failure: Symptom Checker

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Renal failure Treatments

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Renal failure: Comorbid Symptoms

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Causes of General Symptom Types

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Causes of Similar Symptoms to Renal failure

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Renal failure: Deaths

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Misdiagnosis and Renal failure

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Renal failure: Research Related Doctors & Specialists

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Hospitals & Clinics: Renal failure

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Renal failure: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Causes of Renal failure listed in Disease Database:

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Article Excerpts about Renal failure

Renal failure is any acute or chronic loss of kidney function and is the term used when some kidney function remains. ESRD is total, or nearly total, and permanent kidney failure. (Source: excerpt from Glomerular Diseases: NIDDK)

Healthy kidneys clean your blood by removing excess fluid, minerals, and wastes. ... (Source: excerpt from Kidney Failure Choosing a Treatment That's Right for You: NIDDK)

Each year in the United States, nearly 80,000 people are diagnosed with... (Source: excerpt from Kidney Disease of Diabetes: NIDDK)

Renal failure is any acute or chronic loss of kidney function and is the term... (Source: excerpt from Glomerular Diseases: NIDDK)

Definitions of Renal failure:

Acute or chronic condition, characterized by the inability of the kidneys to adequately filter the blood substances, resulting in uremia and electrolyte imbalances. Acute renal failure is usually associated with oliguria or anuria, hyperkalemia, and pulmonary edema. Chronic renal failure is irreversible and requires hemodialysis.--2004
- (Source - Diseases Database)

Inability of the kidneys to excrete wastes and to help maintain the electrolyte balance
- (Source - WordNet 2.1)

Inability of a kidney to excrete metabolites at normal plasma levels under conditions of normal loading or inability to retain electrolytes under conditions of normal intake.
- (Source - CRISP)

Detailed list of causes of Renal failure

The list below shows some of the causes of Renal failure mentioned in various sources:

How Common are these Causes of Renal failure?

This information refers to the general prevalence and incidence of these diseases, not to how likely they are to be the actual cause of Renal failure. Of the 115 causes of Renal failure that we have listed, we have the following prevalence/incidence information:

  • 3 causes are "very common" diseases
  • 5 causes are "common" diseases
  • 3 causes are "uncommon" diseases
  • 1 causes are "rare" diseases
  • 8 causes are "very rare" diseases
  • 103 causes have no prevalence information.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Renal failure:

The following list of conditions have 'Renal failure' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Renal failure:

The following list of medical conditions have Renal failure or similar listed as a medical complication in our database. The distinction between a symptom and complication is not always clear, and conditions mentioning this symptom as a complication may also be relevant. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.








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Causes of Renal failure Based on Risk Factors

This information shows analysis of the list of causes of Renal failure based on whether certain risk factors apply to the patient:

  • Travel - has the patient travelled recently?
  • Diabetes - history of diabetes or family history of diabetes?

    What are the alternative names for Renal failure:

    Azotemia renal, Kidney failure, Uremia
    - (Source - Diseases Database)

    Classifications of Renal failure:

    Medical Conditions associated with Renal failure:

    Kidney symptoms (1125 causes), Upper abdominal symptoms (2707 causes), Abdominal symptoms (5930 causes), Digestive symptoms (5299 causes)

    Symptoms related to Renal failure:

    Kidney symptoms (1125 causes), Kidney pain (14 causes), Kidney disease, Hypertension (398 causes), Acute pancreatitis (78 causes), Hemorrhage (1783 causes), Urinary tumor, Internal bleeding (22 causes), Urinary stones, Acute nephritis, Heat exhaustion (46 causes), Chronic nephritis, Shock (259 causes)

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