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Pediatric Glomerular Filtration Rate
Patient's Age Group :
Patient's Height :
Serum Creatinine : mg/dL
Schwartz GFR1 : mL/min/1.73 m2

1Schwartz : GFR =
d x height (cm)
  Proportionality Constants ( d ) :
Age Group d
Low birth weight infants, age < 1 yr  0.33
Term infants, age < 1 yr 0.45
Children, ages 2-12 years 0.55
Girls, ages 13-21 years 0.55
Boys, ages 13-21 years 0.70

Schwartz GJ, Brion LP, Spitzer A. The use of plasma creatinine concentration for estimating glomerular filtration rate in infants, children, and adolescents. Pediatric Clinics of North America 1987; 34:571-590.

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