oa CME : Your SA Journal of CPD - Renal disease in the elderly - a new entity? : more about... anatomical pathology

Volume 30, Issue 2
  • ISSN : 0256-2170



In the elderly it is important to establish whether there is progression to renal failure. Decline in renal function with ageing is physiological and not pathological. This must be taken into account before an elderly patient is labelled as having CRD. However, if the eGFR is below 60 ml/min, even in the elderly, renal disease must be evaluated and managed.

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