Hyperphosphataemia in chronic kidney disease: Management of hyperphosphataemia in patients with stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease

NICE guidelines [CG157] Published date:

Next review date: March 2015

This clinical guideline offers best practice advice on the care of adults, children and young people with stage 4 or 5 chronic kidney disease (CKD) who have, or are at risk of, hyperphosphataemia.

People with stage 4 or 5 CKD often have high levels of phosphate in their blood; this is called hyperphosphataemia. When the kidneys are not working as well as they should, phosphate is not passed out of the body in the urine. Instead, it builds up in the blood and hyperphosphataemia develops.

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