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Acute Kidney Failure (cont.)

Acute Kidney Failure Causes

Causes of acute kidney failure (also called acute kidney injury [AKI]) fall into one of the following categories:

  • Prerenal: Problems affecting the flow of blood before it reaches the kidneys
  • Postrenal: Problems affecting the movement of urine out of the kidneys
  • Renal: Problems with the kidney itself that prevent proper filtration of blood or production of urine
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 11/10/2014

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