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Doctor insights on: Mrsa Staff Infections And Kidney Failure

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Is it ever that a kidney infection cause kidney failure?

Is it ever that a kidney infection cause kidney failure?

Renal failure: Yes, kidney infections can eventually lead to kidney failure. That is why it is best that when you suspect you have any kind of UTI (urinary tract infection), that it gets evaluated promptly and treated. ...Read more

Kidney (Definition)

The kidneys are paired organs that lie on either side of the vertebral column. Part of their critical functions include the excretion of urine and removal of nitrogenous wastes products from the blood. They regulate acid-base, electrolyte, fluid balance and blood pressure. Through hormonal signals, the kidneys control the ...Read more


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Could you pick up acute kidney failure by having a kidney infection?

Could you pick up acute kidney failure by having a kidney infection?

Not necessarily: If you already have problems with your kidneys that have caused them to not work normally, then an infection can make things worse. If your kidneys are functioning normally, it would be very unlikely to have acute renal failure with a kidney infection. Parenthetically, infected kidneys will lose some of their function, but treatment of the infection should restore things to normal. ...Read more

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What can be done for staph infection part 2: kidney failure?

What can be done for staph infection part 2: kidney failure?

Still antibiotics...: If active infection forming abscesses etc. These should be surgically drained, and oral antibiotic use just as with those without renal failure. The dosage/frequency of the medication/antibiotic may need to be adjusted based on the degree of kidney disease. Staph is a pretty nasty bug and so make sure u follow your doc as advised/regularly for monitoring. Best of luck to you. ...Read more

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If an appendix has ruptured and there may possibly be infection left int he body can it cause renal kidney failure in the future?

If an appendix has ruptured and there may possibly be infection left int he body can it cause renal kidney failure in the future?

Indirectly, if at all: Acute appendicitis with perforation may be complicated by an acute infection throughout the body (sepsis) that can compromise other organs' function temporarily, such as the kidney. Furthermore, an abscess may develop within the abdominal cavity that could take weeks to manifest itself; left untreated, this could lead to sepsis, as well. Either way, the effects on other organs are reversible w/rx. ...Read more

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Are kidney problems hereditary? My dad had kidney failure due to a urine infection. And his other kidney was not functioning since childhood.

Are kidney problems hereditary? My dad had kidney failure due to a urine infection. And his other kidney was not functioning since childhood.

Some, unlikely dad's: Polycystic renal disease is hereditary, adult type is autosomal dominant so there is 50% chance of each child of parent with PKD inheriting it. Pediatric type PKD is recessive & usually fatal at or soon after birth. Bladder reflux which can cause kidney disease can also be heritary. Kidney duplication sometimes assoc. W kidney disease can be inherited. Dad's kidney problem unlikely heritable. ...Read more

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Have OAB but scared it's kidney can kidney failure cause urinary frequency such as going every half hour less than an ounce? Not infection for sure.

Have OAB but scared it's kidney can kidney failure cause urinary frequency such as going every half hour less than an ounce? Not infection for sure.

Here are some. ..: OAB itself would not cause kidney failure for sure. But, poor lifestyle with metabolic syndrome (DM, high BP, obesity, high triglyceride, and low HDL) plus poor emptying bladder + recurrent UTI, etc. Will increase the chance to get kidney failure (but very slow). So, no matter who, what, and how you're, practice low-risk healthy lifestyle with no overindulgence / obsession as key to longevity. ...Read more

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Can a vaginal yeast infection lead to kidney failure or other major problems?

Can a vaginal yeast infection lead to kidney failure or other major problems?

Hmm not really: Did you have a yeaast infection in your urine?

Did it get systemic? Then maybe... But you need to see an infectious disease specialist and a nephrologist if you think this happened. ...Read more

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My ob spec found blood in urine (no infection) & neuro found high anion (19) could this be kidney failure? Both kidneys have been hurting terribly!

My ob spec found blood in urine (no infection) & neuro found high anion (19) could this be kidney failure? Both kidneys have been hurting terribly!

Possibly: Hematuria (blood in the urine) must be worked up. Many things can do this including infections and kidneys stones, but you must have this worked up, probably need a nephrologist (kidney doctor) see you soon. ...Read more

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Can a urinalysis pick up kidney disease? Had multiple, also was in hospital for infection but nobody said anything about kidney failure. Ct, sonogram to.

Can a urinalysis pick up kidney disease? Had multiple, also was in hospital for infection but nobody said anything about kidney failure. Ct, sonogram to.

It's a good start: A standard urinalysis does check for protein in the urine which is often a sign of kidney disease. But small amounts may be missed unless a more specific test is requested (for microalbuminuria). Other signs of kidney disease are an abnormal blood level of creatinine or blood in the urine (also detected in the urinalysis). Finally, many patients will start having elevated blood pressure. ...Read more

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My husband has suppressed immunity due to kidney transplant and he recently developed a MRSA infection. What should we do?

My husband has suppressed immunity due to kidney transplant and he recently developed a MRSA infection. What should we do?

IV antibiotics: Kidney transplant recipients are at increased risk for infectious complications because of their chronic immunosuppression. Once infected, the patient should be treated with the same antibiotics as with non-immunosuppressed individuals, although duration of treatment may differ. Such carriers may also be carriers of MRSA and if so, can be treated with antibiotic ointments at carriage sites. ...Read more

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Is MRSA staff infection ever gone?

Is MRSA staff infection ever gone?

Yes: Some patients become colonized with MRSA and are at risk for recurrent infections. This can be overcome with a series of chlorhexidene gluconate cleansing treatments, mupiricin ointment to the nares for a number of days and antibiotics as indicated. 2 negative cultures of the nares are felt to indicate the MRSA is resolved. ...Read more

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Treatment for MRSA a staff infection?

CA-MRSA: Treatment of MRSA infection depends on where the infection is & how ill the patient is. For eg, treatment for MRSA infection in the blood is differs from MRSA infection on the skin. It also depends if it's hospital or community acquired. If uncomplicated skin infection, eg abscess, i&d, bactrim, (sulfamethoxazole and trimethoprim) clidna, zyvox are a good start until antibiotic sensitivity is available at 48 hours. ...Read more

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Got MRSA went to the hospital. Antibiotics that where given gave me kidney failure and had to have dialysis. Thoughts?

Got MRSA went to the hospital. Antibiotics that where given gave me kidney failure and had to have dialysis. Thoughts?

What was function: If you had normal kidney function there is a good chance you will recover over the next few weeks. If your kidney function was poor you may not. Vancomycin associated kidney disease is more common now because of higherr doses being used to treat MRSA and other infections. It generally causes tubular necrosis. Recovery is usually 10-21 days. Follow up with your kidney doctor. ...Read more

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Will a kidney infection lead to kidney disease?

Kidney Infection: Not necessarily. Most kidney infections, such as a urinary tract infection or an infection in the kidney itself (pyelonephritis) can be treated safely and quickly. In certain situations based on the degree of infection or the underlying health of the patient this can impact kidney function. ...Read more

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What is a common infection with polycystic kidney disease?

What is a common infection with polycystic kidney disease?

UTI: Polycystic kidney disease usually causes hematuria (blood in the urine) or a urinary tract infection. These conditions can be treated with antibiotics. ...Read more

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How long does it take for kidney infection to turn into kidney disease?

How long does it take for kidney infection to turn into kidney disease?

Not a good question.: An infection is a type of disease. The question therefore does not really make any sense. Most infections of the kidney come and go and need turn into anything else. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of kidney disease or infection?

What are the symptoms of kidney disease or infection?

Multiple: Kidney infection symptoms may be fever, chills, flank pain, nausea, urinary frequency or pain, blood in urine or sediment or change in urine color as some of more common ones. Kidney disease may also involve hypertension, kidney stones, and gradual toxin buildup that can lead to fatigue, confusion, heart rhythm problems and other issues. Seek attention and evaluation if you are concerned. ...Read more

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What exactly is the worst that could happen if a kidney disease/infection isn't treated?

What exactly is the worst that could happen if a kidney disease/infection isn't treated?

Not good: If the person became septic they could become terribly ill (maybe even die if severe complications occured). ...Read more

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Might it happen that a kidney infection turn into something more serious like chronic kidney disease?

Might it happen that a kidney infection turn into something more serious like chronic kidney disease?

Multiple infections: If infection treated with appropriate antibiotic during the accute phase kidney damage can be preented. Chronic renal disease has to occur from multiple and/or subclinical infections, sometimes infection can affect one or both kidneys. Scarred kidneys from infection can lead to hypertension and renal failure. Infections in children are often related to vesicoureteral reflux (from bladder to kidney. ...Read more

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Can you tell if strep infection was from a certain time for kidney disease, NG, say that antibodies in the blood say that disease was 5 years previou?

Confusing question: Infections with group A streptococcus, the main cause of strep throats and certain skin infections, can lead to a kidney problem called glomerulonephritis. Post-strep GN usually is apparent within a few weeks after a strep infection, but sometimes can cause kidney damage that isn't diagnosed until years later. This is uncommon. At 5 years, probably something else explpains the kidney problem. ...Read more

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End stage kidney disease (pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then. Noticed redness of skin in the leg. Is the drug safe?

End stage kidney disease (pkd). Recurrent infections since apr, 12. Been on levoflox 500 since then. Noticed redness of skin in the leg. Is the drug safe?

PKD and levofloxacin: Levofloxacin is a good medication, though can have tendon side effects. Cipro (ciprofloxacin) and Levo are especially good for PKD associated infections. Redness of leg skin may reflect some edema -- is there evidence of rash on trunk or arms? ...Read more

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Whenever I get an upper respiratory infection, I urinate blood. This always lasts about 5-8 days and I am completely miserable. Is it kidney disease?

Whenever I get an upper respiratory infection, I urinate blood. This always lasts about 5-8 days and I am completely miserable. Is it kidney disease?

Urinating blood: Some upper respiratory pathogens like mycoplasma can be associated with Ig A nephropathy and or hemolytic anemia. There is an entity called Goodpastures an autoimmune condition that is associated with hematuria and pulmonary issues but it is usually more severe. Would follow up with nephrologist ...Read more

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I have an enlarged fatty liver, enlarged spleen, & 2nd stage kidney disease & I need to know if any one of those would cause a UTI & an ear infection?

I have an enlarged fatty liver, enlarged spleen, & 2nd stage kidney disease & I need to know if any one of those would cause a UTI & an ear infection?

Not per se: The conditions you described do not cause UTI by themselves. You should be under the care of a doctor to manage these illnesses so that you may prevent deterioration of liver and kidney function. ...Read more

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My grandson is being treated for mersa staff infection. I am worried about my other grandkids and my husband who has had triple bi pass 4 yrs ago.

Get the facts: The media has created a fervor over MRSA that is far from deserved. It has been around for quite a while & accounts for the majority of minor pustules & abscesses I see in my office. I see them weekly they respond to drainage or antibiotics. It is carried by animals & people & found on random surfaces. After a few days of rx the kid is no longer contagious. But any untreated wound can become infected. ...Read more

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Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

Can e.Coli caused kidney failure if untreated?

E. coli: The so-called enterohemorrhagic e. Coli is linked to a particular form of kidney disease called hemolytic uremic syndrome. Type o157 is the most common but other o types can also cause this. Anti microbial agents not only do not prevent the kidney complication but clearly are linked to a higher risk of it.
However, e.Coli sepsis of other types can cause kidney failure that may be prevented by rx. ...Read more

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Why do people even in their 20's get heart attacks and kidney failure?

Why do people even in their 20's get heart attacks and kidney failure?

Unusual: The disease homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia can cause heart attacks in someone in their 20's. People with this have cholesterol levels above 500. I have also seen a couple patients with diabetes and who smoke who have had heart attacks in their 20's. Kidney failure while young can be caused by inherited or autoimmune kidney disease both of which are relatively rare. ...Read more

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My uncle has prune belly syndrome, he's in his 40's now, how long can u live with it? He already had kidney failure but now has a new kidney

My uncle has prune belly syndrome, he's in his 40's now, how long can u live with it? He already had kidney failure but now has a new kidney

Unable to say: It is variable from one patient to the next. The problem comes with all the other disease complication like kidney failure and how the individual deals with them. ...Read more

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Best diet for chronic kidney failure?

Best diet for chronic kidney failure?

Diet: You need a high carbohydrate, high fat and low protein diet. ...Read more

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What can cause sudden kidney failure?

Acute (sudden): Renal failure has three main causes. A sudden, serious drop in blood flow to the kidneys. Heavy blood loss, an injury, or a bad infection called sepsis can reduce blood flow to the kidneys. Not enough fluid in the body (dehydration) can also harm the kidneys. Damage from some medicines, poisons, or infections. A sudden blockage that stops urine from flowing out of the kidneys (stones and tumors). ...Read more

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How does kidney failure impact other organs?

Complex: The kidneys maintain the ocean environment for us. Without them, everything goes off track: mental confusion, nausea, vomiting, shortness of breath, chest pain (pleuritis/pericarditis), arrhythmias, and fatigue. ...Read more

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What does chronic kidney failure really mean?

What does chronic kidney failure really mean?

Chronic kidneydiseas: Chronic kidney failure is the loss of functioning kidney tissue due to permanent damage to the tiny subunits called nephrons. We have about a million nephrons per kidney, and as we lose nephrons the ones that are left enlarge and work harder until they reach their limit, at which point the kidney can no longer keep up with the body's needs to excrete toxins, balance fluids and minerals and other fx. ...Read more

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Kidney failure-what does that mean, what to do?

Get good information: Kidneys have a host of functions: from removing wastes and excess fluid from your blood stream, to secreting a hormore that helps red blood cells form, to regulating blood pressure and acid-base balance - and more. When your kidneys aren't working, the whole body is impacted. Unless this is acute and reversable, you will want to learn about kidney transplant, hemodialysis and peritoneal dialysis. ...Read more

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What can be initial symptoms of kidney failure?

Vague: Kidney failure is notorious for causing very vague nebulous symptoms sometimes like, fatigue, insomnia, nausea, decreased appetite, metallic taste in the mouth, etc. Unless someone looks at the blood test results, it might be hard to pin these non-specific symptoms on to kidney failure. I have a more comprehensive list on my blog at http://www. Kidneydoctorbradenton. Org/2013/04/what-are-signs-and-. ...Read more

Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

A condition in which your kidneys suddenly stop working normally. Since your kidneys remove waste products and help balance water and salt and other minerals (electrolytes) in your blood, when your kidneys stop working, waste products, fluids, and electrolytes build up in your body. This can cause problems ...Read more


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Infection (Definition)

Infections are invasions of some other organism (fungus, bacteria, parasite) or viruses into places where they do not belong. For instance, we have normal gut bacteria that live within us without causing problems; however, when those penetrate the bowel wall and enter the bloodstream, ...Read more