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Hesperia, California
A 57-year-old female asked:

husb micoalbumin is 596. bun/creatinine level is normal.serum albumin norm. he's diabetic & has fatty liver.is he in kidney failure?why micro high?

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Dr. Jesse Krakauer
Endocrinology 45 years experience
Diabetic nephropathy: B"sd kidney failure is marked by elevation of creatinine. Microalbumin is a sensitive test for early kidney changes seen in diabetes and hypertension. Unless very high, standard albumin will be normal. Fatty liver is of concern but not directly related. To prevent progression of kidney disease 1. control of diabetes 2. blood pressure control 3. ACE or ARB agent. Glad to discuss

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Last updated Nov 28, 2017

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