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Why does liver failure sometimes cause kidney failure?

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Dr. John Wigneswaran answered

Specializes in Nephrology and Dialysis

Liver and Kidney: Its a great question and complicated. The syndrome is called hepatorenal syndrome which is often because the amount of blood flow to the kidney is lessened which causes kidney injury- is a simple explanation. It also may be related to the reasons that liver failure ensued: for example hepatitis, drug overdose, toxins etc. Great question!

Answered 1/14/2019

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