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Dr. Al Hegab
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Nephropathy (Definition)

Nephropathy is a medical term that refers to disease of the kidney. There are many causes. It can be caused by high blood pressure, diabetes, uric acid, abnormal proteins, cancers, blood vessel blockages in the kidney, it can be minimal or or it can be severe ...Read more


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My daughter is 87 days post her cord blood transplant she has hadcmv virus and bk virus both which has caused her to have nausea and vomiti can't eat?

My daughter is 87 days post her cord blood transplant she has hadcmv virus and bk virus both which has caused her to have nausea and vomiti can't eat?

CMV usually causes: Milder symptoms unless there is gut involvement. Bk typically causes urinary issues. Persistent GI symptoms common after transplant and also often related to meds including the antivirals. ...Read more

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Sir I am suffering with bk virus my creatinine is 2 after 6 months of diagnosis I am taking sirolimus 2 mg od , prednisone 5mg BP is normal no album?

Sir I am suffering with bk virus my creatinine is 2 after 6 months of diagnosis I am taking sirolimus 2 mg od  , prednisone 5mg  BP  is normal no album?

BK virus is present : In most people ie almost universal exposure and stays dormant in the lining of the bladder. From your medication list i assume you have had a kidney, or other organ, transplant. With the immunosuppression the virus can reactivate. Reducing the meds can help, but may lead to other more serious issues. Talk to your transplant team and make the safest plan. ...Read more

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How do you treat a bk virus in a bone marrow transplant patient?

How do you treat a bk virus in a bone marrow transplant patient?

Adjust immune meds: We don't have much options when it comes to bk virus - it doesn't cause much robles except when it comes to transplants. The simplest solution most teams will consider attempting, is to adjust the medications used for immunosuppression - however, this will be weighed against the risk of the organ being rejected. Hope this explanation helps! ...Read more

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What exactly is balkan nephropathy?

What exactly is balkan nephropathy?

Kidney disease : This is a type of kidney disease found in rural areas along tributaries of the danube river in the balkan countries of bosnia, bulgaria, croatia, romania, and serbia. Although the exact cause is still being investigated, it is now though that it is related to consumption of certain herbs containing aristolochic acid. ...Read more

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How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?

How is diabetic nephropathy diagnosed?

Protein in urine: If you have diabetes, early diabetic nephropathy can be suspected if your doctor tests the urine for microalbumin, and then later for protein.Usually no need to do a kidney biopsy especially if the retina of the eye also has diabetic changes.Your nephrologists determines this. ...Read more

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What are major symptoms of IgA nephropathy?

What are major symptoms of IgA nephropathy?

Blood in the urine: Iga nephropathy usually does not present with any noticable symptoms. However when you see your doctor, the doctor may notice blood in your urine. Also the doctor may notice protein in your urine. In some occassions, you may develop swelling in your feet. ...Read more

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What exactly is acute phosphate nephropathy?

What exactly is acute phosphate nephropathy?

Phosphorus toxicity: Acute kidney injury or acute renal failure caused by high phosphate either with phosphate enema for colonoscopy or other reasons. Can form phosphate crystals in kidney. ...Read more

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In a nutshell, what is diabetic nephropathy?

In a nutshell, what is diabetic nephropathy?

See below: Diabetic nephropathy as the name suggests is a "disease" of the kidney in diabetics with appearance of protein in the urine and slow deterioration of kidney function . Not all patients with diabetes get nephropathy . Seek advice from a nephrologist a kidney biopsy is not always necessary but the microscopic appearance is very typical. ...Read more

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What are the tests for diabetic nephropathy?

What are the tests for diabetic nephropathy?

Urine tests: Urinalysis, urine Albumin to creatinine ratio, blood biochemistry, serum creatinine with GFR estimation, kidney ultrasound . Tests to consider- 24 hour urine collection, ct abdomen, magnetic resonance angiography , doppler ultrasound and kidney biopsy. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Diseases (Definition)

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