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Is it very common with children to have renal scarring after a post strep agn?If its been resolved after 1 wk tx. Is it certain to have renal scars?

Is it very common with children to have renal scarring after a post strep agn?If its been resolved after 1 wk tx. Is it certain to have renal scars?

Usually not: Post strep glomerulonephritis should not leave scars visible by ultrasound. Kidney biopsy may show some scarring but this would only be seen on biopsy. Some unfortunate cases of post strep glomerulonephritis do not have a full recovery and loss of renal function may be permanent. This will be seen on laboratory testing (creatinine). ...Read more

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Dr. Barry Press
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Scarring (Definition)

A scar is the result of the body healing. It is the end product of a long cascade of signals and cellular repair that takes approximately a year to complete, and a lifetime to maintain. It is a normal process that occurs whenever ...Read more


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Help me out here: what is renal scarring?

Help me out here: what is renal scarring?

FSGS, probably: Focal segmental glomerulosclerosis is the disease usually described this way. Diagnosed by biopsy. However, other kidney diseases when deteriorate end up finally with scarring too, called global glomerulosclerosis. In short, renal means kidneys' related, scarring desscribes filtering units as being scarred up and shriveled partially or totally hurting the ability to filter & causing protein leak. ...Read more

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Is renal scarring the same as glomerulosclerosis?

Scarring: Glomerulosclerosis refers to scarring of the glomeruli, which are the filter units of the kidney. Renal scarring is a more inclusive term that also includes interstitial fibrosis and tubular atrophy which represent irreversible damage of the interstitium and tubules. ...Read more

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What is the role of the dmsa test in renal scarring?

What is the role of the dmsa test in renal scarring?

Dmsa test: Dmsa test is a functional renal scan where you injected with the isotope and it is cleared by the kidney. Functional renal tissue will pickup the isotope and appears brighter than the back ground. Areas of renal scarring will not "light up" on the study and will appear "dark." www.Peedoc.Com @drhtay. ...Read more

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My son had a UTI at 7 months old and hasn't had one since. How will we know if this caused renal scarring? Are there tests?

My son had a UTI at 7 months old and hasn't had one since. How will we know if this caused renal scarring? Are there tests?

Pediatric UTI: It would be very unusual for a single UTI in a baby to produce permanent changes in kidney function. What is important is that boys with UTI usually have to be investigated to see if there is a predisposing anatomical defect or some physiological predisposition, since this is not common in males. ...Read more

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Risks of having vur/renal scarring and getting pregnant before having ureteral reimplantation surgery?

Risks of having vur/renal scarring and getting pregnant before having ureteral reimplantation surgery?

Antibiotics: If you do not get reimplant prior to pregnancy, your OB will recommend antibiotics throughout your pregnancy because your risk of infection is higher during pregnancy. ...Read more

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What caused , y kidney scarring?

What  caused , y kidney scarring?

See below: Kidney scarring seen on microscopic exam of a biopsy specimen of the kidney can be the end result of many diseases of the kidney or injury to its blood vessels.It is dead tissue. ...Read more

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What are the presenting symptoms of kidney scarring?

What are the presenting symptoms of kidney scarring?

See below: Kidney scarring is a term to describe the appearance of the kidney on microscopic exam, generally on a kidney biopsy, represents dead tisssue.This does not cause symptoms. ...Read more

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Can the kidney scarring that comes with fsgs be lazered? And would this help the disease if the scarring is reduced?

Laser and FSGS: There are no programs to laser the kidneys of patients with fsgs. Speak to a nephrologist about the drugs that are used in combating fgsg. ...Read more

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Dr. John Mancoll
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Cicatrix (Definition)

A cicatrix is a scar. Scars normally form after any wound to the body's tissues, but abnormally thick or large scars on the ...Read more