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A 53-year-old female asked:

What can cause an acute change in gfr? mine dropped from normal range to 42 over 2 month period. cr is 1.5. lupus patient. trace protein. norm bp.

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Dr. Nestor Del rosario
Addiction Medicine 34 years experience
Many: Conditions like lupus can cause rather fast changes depending on control of disease. What causes more of these problems are medications we give especially for blood pressure and notorious ones are diuretics. Infections, obstructions of flow can do it too. Have it evaluated and your doctor can explain better with results there in front of him/her. Good luck.
Dr. Kalyani Perumal
Nephrology and Dialysis 29 years experience
Recheck: Increased creatinine in lupus could be sec to medications, dehydration, lupus flare. Creatinine must be rechecked, urine analysis should be done to look for blood and protein, lupus blood tests must be done to look for lupus activity.May need kidney biopsy if none gives the answer.

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