What causes prerenal acute kidney injury (AKI) in children?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Biruh T Workeneh, MD, PhD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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In children, gastroenteritis is the most common cause of hypovolemia and can result in prerenal AKI. Congenital and acquired heart diseases are also important causes of decreased renal perfusion in this age group.


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