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Renal disease is disease of the kidney. A wide range of disease processes can damage kidney function. Where there is rapid loss of function (as in acute renal failure) recovery may be complete or leave some degree of chronic deficit. Kidney function may also be affected by chronic disease processes, accelerating the slow deterioration that comes with age (causing chronic renal failure).
Chronic kidney disease is internationally classified into five different stages following guidance from the US National Kidney Foundation; stage five relates to the most severe form of kidney disease whilst stage one is the least severe.
For more information about this topic, please look at the topic on the EMPHO web site.
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