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Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD) is a severe disease which causes damage to the kidneys and decreases the ability to stay healthy. Children that are affected by CKD are “30 times more likely to die than children in the general population.” The National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is conducting a study to learn about the early stages of CKD in children. From this study, researchers anticipate being able to reduce the risk of CKD in children and promote long-term health.

Largest Study of CKD