Pediatric Acute Tubular Necrosis Differential Diagnoses

Updated: Aug 09, 2018
  • Author: Prasad Devarajan, MD, FAAP; Chief Editor: Craig B Langman, MD  more...
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Diagnostic Considerations

Although oliguria is a criterion used to diagnose and stage acute renal failure (ARF), ARF can be present without oliguria, especially in patients with nephrotoxic kidney injury, interstitial nephritis, or perinatal asphyxia. [29, 30] Oliguria may be defined as urine output less than 1 mL/kg/h in children and less than 400 mL/d in adults.

Differential Diagnoses