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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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer