What are the stages and symptoms of CKDu?
CKDu has five stages.
CKDu is not easily detected by screening people for high blood pressure and urine abnormalities as is done for other forms of CKD.
Currently, CKDu can only be identified in the advanced stages by performing a blood test. It is suspected when people have abnormal kidney function blood tests but no other reasons to have kidney failure.
La Isla Network and its partners are working on a system to identify CKDu globally. (Click here to read more about the DEGREE Initiative.)