Which physical findings are characteristic of 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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Obtaining a thorough physical examination is extremely important when collecting evidence about the etiology of AKI. Clues may be found in any of the following:

  • Skin
  • Eyes
  • Ears
  • Cardiovascular system
  • Abdomen
  • Pulmonary system

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