What causes volume depletion in acute kidney injury (AKI)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Biruh T Workeneh, MD, PhD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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To summarize, volume depletion can be caused by the following:

  • Renal losses - Diuretics, polyuria
  • GI losses - Vomiting, diarrhea
  • Cutaneous losses - Burns, Stevens-Johnson syndrome
  • Hemorrhage
  • Pancreatitis

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