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Mortality pattern of chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology in Girandurukotte, Sri Lanka

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T. W. Hettiarachchi,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
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Center for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases (CERTKiD), Faculty of Medicine
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M. A. A. Nayanamali ,

National Hospital, Kandy, LK
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Nephrology and Transplant Unit

 

Department of Fundamental Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, University of Colombo, Colombo

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T. Sudeshika,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Pharmacy, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences
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W. B. N. T. Fernando,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
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Center for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases (CERTKiD), Faculty of Medicine

 

Department of Medical Laboratory Science, Faculty of Allied Health Sciences, University of Ruhuna, Galle

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Z. Badurdeen,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
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Center for Education, Research and Training on Kidney Diseases (CERTKiD), Faculty of Medicine
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S. Nanayakkara,

The University of Sydney, NSW, 2006, AU
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School of Dentistry, Faculty of Medicine and Health
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S. Wijetunge,

University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, LK
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Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine
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L. Gunaratne,

Divisional Hospital Girandurukotte, LK
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Renal Care Unit
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N. Nanayakkara

National Hospital, Kandy, LK
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Nephrology and Transplant Unit
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Abstract

Mortality in Chronic Kidney Disease of uncertain etiology (CKDu) is not well described despite being a major public health crisis in Sri Lanka. Data on CKDu have many gaps and published data on mortality are sparse. This retrospective descriptive study was designed to describe the mortality of CKDu in an endemic area. Deaths were identified by tracing clinic defaulters from 2005 to 2015 in renal clinic, Girandurukotte. The majority who passed away were male (83.70%) farmers (80.39%) in their productive age (mean age 58.0 ± 13.01). Immediate cause of death was end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in 94.12% of deaths, reflecting the unavailability of Renal Replacement Therapy (RRT). Therefore, strategies are urgently required to enhance early identification, to provide standard medical care and to expand RRT in CKDu affected areas.
How to Cite: Hettiarachchi, T. W., Nayanamali, M. A. A., Sudeshika, T., Fernando, W. B. N. T., Badurdeen, Z., Nanayakkara, S., … Nanayakkara, N. (2021). Mortality pattern of chronic kidney disease of uncertain etiology in Girandurukotte, Sri Lanka. Ceylon Journal of Science, 50(3), 293–296. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/cjs.v50i3.7911
Published on 06 Sep 2021.
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