When does the glomerular filtration rate (GFR) in children reach adult levels?

Updated: Jul 21, 2021
  • Author: Pradeep Arora, MD; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

In children, the GFR increases with age and is calculated with specific equations that are different than those for adults. Adjusted for body surface area, the GFR reaches adult levels by age 2-3 years.


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