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I have water filled in lungs and diagnosed as chronic kidney disease again admitted after 5 days with slight brain stroke. But this time they diagnosed as acute on chronic kidney disease what it means?

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Hello dear lybrate-user, hi Welcome to I have evaluated your query thoroughly.* Acute on chronic kidney disease means that patient is having already long standing kidney disease (which is manifested at present in acute condition due to variety of factors.) Hope this clears your query. Regards.
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Hi lybrate-user, I understand your concern. This means that there is further deterioration of kidney function due to acute onset kidney problem in kidneys which are already compromised.
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