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CR 1.2 High WBC 11.3 High GFR 48. Low These are my latest and I am worried or should worry about Kidney failure since I have Lupus and Parkinson's ?

CR 1.2 High
WBC 11.3 High
GFR 48. Low
These are my latest and I am worried or should worry about Kidney failure since I have Lupus and Parkinson's ?

Not yet: you have bit elevated creatinine, bit slow GFR, high WBCs could be secondary to drugs, steroids or NSAIDs, keep a close follow up with your doctor, ? will need nephrologist evaluation, revise the drugs you are on, their interactions and effects on kidneys, doctors usually try to balance risk/benefit ratio in chronic diseases, you might need more tests like p/c ratio in urine and/or imaging studies ...Read more

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What can cause an acute change in gfr? Mine dropped from normal range to 42 over 2 month period. Cr is 1.5. Lupus patient. Trace protein. Norm bp.

What can cause an acute change in gfr? Mine dropped from normal range to 42 over 2 month period. Cr is 1.5.  Lupus patient. Trace protein.  Norm bp.

Recheck: Increased creatinine in lupus could be sec to medications, dehydration, lupus flare. Creatinine must be rechecked, urine analysis should be done to look for blood and protein, lupus blood tests must be done to look for lupus activity.May need kidney biopsy if none gives the answer. ...Read more

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With lupus my last blood work stated h RDW & l GFR with tremors down my r side with tingling should this be a big concern to worry about?

With lupus my last blood work stated h RDW & l GFR with tremors down my r side with tingling should this be a big concern to worry about?

Need evaluation: Elevated RDW is not that big a deal, as long as your hemoglobin level is normal. Low GFR is of concern in a person with lupus, as it is an indication of kidney disease. You need to be evaluated further to assess the extent of kidney disease as well as the symptoms you mentioned. I trust that you are under the care of a doctor and you should discuss all of this with her/him. ...Read more

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Sle pt w/ flare in july. Hosp. Had dark brown urine but dr said kidneys ok. Recently GFR is 43. Could this be from plaquenil/cellcept/pred or lupus?

Sle pt w/ flare in july. Hosp. Had dark brown urine but dr said kidneys ok. Recently GFR is 43. Could this be from plaquenil/cellcept/pred or lupus?

See Nephrologist: Early detection and treatment of sle kidney is very important to prevent damage to the kidneys. Creatinine may be normal at certain stages/ types of kidney disease in sle. It is best to be evaluated by a nephrologist. ...Read more

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Why does lupus sometimes cause a low hemocrit, is it dangerous?

Why does lupus sometimes cause a low hemocrit, is it dangerous?

See details: Chronic inflammation as is often the case with lupus impairs the body's ability to reutilize iron to make new red cells. Hence the low hematocrit. ...Read more

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I have Lupus. What does it mean if my absolute monocytes are Low. Test results say it is 156.

See below: All laboratory results need to be interpreted in the clinical context and the doctor who ordered the tests is usually in the best position to do that. Having said that, a monocyte count of 156 is not a cause for concern. ...Read more

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Can you have low immunity with lupus without being on immunosuppresents. This is what i was told todaykind of scared thinking I have lymphoma instead?

Can you have low immunity with lupus without being on immunosuppresents. This is what i was told todaykind of scared thinking I have lymphoma instead?

Need suppotive tests: Do not jump into conclusions without supportive tests. You will need a biopsy showing lymphoma before this diagnosis is made. ...Read more

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Does low c3c and 4 go with lupus rather than scleroderma?

Does low c3c and 4 go with lupus rather than scleroderma?

Yes: Serum complements are normal in scleroderma but may be depressed in lupus. However, i would caution against putting too much importance on c3 and c4 levels as a diagnostic tool. They alone do not determine which disease is present. ...Read more