Acute Kidney Failure (cont.)
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What Causes Acute Kidney Failure?
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Causes of acute kidney failure (also called acute kidney injury [AKI]) fall into one of the following categories:
Acute Kidney Failure Prerenal Causes
Prerenal failure is the most common type of acute renal failure (60% to 70% of all cases). The kidneys do not receive enough blood to filter. Prerenal failure can be caused by the following conditions:
There is no actual damage to the kidneys early in the process with prerenal failure. With appropriate treatment, the dysfunction usually can be reversed. Prolonged decrease in the blood flow to the kidneys, for whatever reason, can however cause permanent damage to the kidney tissues.
Medically Reviewed by a Doctor on 9/16/2016
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