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Which etiology results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine level?

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Dr. Terry Woodard
Nephrology and Dialysis 32 years experience
Multiple causes: BUN is a breakdown of ingested protein, but becomes elevated compared to creatine, in cases of increased catabolism (breakdown). Such things as a high protein diet, use of some steroids, some infections, or volume depletion may commonly raise BUN levels. In a hospital setting, tube feeding, tpn, GI bleeding, infections, decreased flow to the kidneys, and use of steroids are frequent contributors.

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A 37-year-old member asked:

What results in an elevated bun level with a normal serum creatinine?

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Dr. Quresh Khairullah
Nephrology and Dialysis 42 years experience
See below: An elevated BUN with normal creatinine occurs most commonly in dehydrated individuals and is not a sign of kidney damage.It may also occur in in certain other conditions like bleeding in the intestines, artificial nutrition intravenously of Amino Acids and use of steroids.
Last updated Apr 29, 2015


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