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A 41-year-old member asked:

Bun/creatinine ratio is very high in kidney infections?

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Dr. Reginald Gohh
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Generally no: An elevated bun/creatinine ratio (>20) is usually suggestive of "dehydration" and improves with increased fluids. Unless the patient with a kidney infection is also fluid depleted (due to vomiting or diminished fluid intake), the bun/creatinine is not excessively elevated in this setting.
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