Medical Definition of End-stage renal disease

Reviewed on 3/29/2021

End-stage renal disease: ESRD. Chronic irreversible renal failure.

Also known as Chronic Kidney Disease Stage 6 or CKD 6. The state where renal replacement therapy is needed, either dialysis or transplant.

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