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My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy ?

My 9 yr old son has strep throat and a kidney disease called IgA nephropathy it's a kidney disorder started when he was 5. Kidney biopsy ?

Confusing question: Although some strep strains can cause kidney problems, early treatment usually avoids them. If the kid has a pre-existing kidney problem, the need for a biopsy is best determined by the docs who know him best. A recent strep infection would not require such an invasive procedure, but a significant change in kidney function might. ...Read more

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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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Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Does strep throat cause decrease in appetite?

Often: This and stomach pain are the symptoms most likely to affect food intake.It is important to push fluids until the patient responds to treatment. ...Read more

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I have had strep throat 5 times in 3 months and i think i'm getting it again. What are the causes of this?

I have had strep throat 5 times in 3 months and i think i'm getting it again. What are the causes of this?

Let me explain: Experts can narrow recurring strep throat down to a few factors. One is that you have simply contracted a resistant form of the bacteria or your antibiotic has failed for some other reason. Another possibility is that you may have a weakened immune system. Another is that you are or someone in your family is a strep carrier. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause bloody saliva?

Does strep throat cause bloody saliva?

No: It should not. It is an infection caused by a bacterium called streptococcus Pyogenes or group A beta hemolytic streptococcus. It doesn't usually cause bleeding in the pharynx. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause u to lose your voice?

Does strep throat cause u to lose your voice?

It is possible.: Sxs of strep throat can include: pain of throat; large, red tonsils w white exudates; small red dots on roof of mouth; swollen lymph nodes on neck; fever, headache, rash, difficulty swallowing, fatigue or rash. Complications :infection of middle ear, sinuses, tonsils, skin, blood as well as scarlet fever, inflammation of kidney (glomerulonephritis) ; eventually rheumatic fever. ...Read more

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Does strep throat cause garlic smelling breath?

Does strep throat cause garlic smelling breath?

Smell of strep: Streptococcal infection of the throat does cause the breath to have a peculiar and unique odor. Once you have smelled it you know it. It could be described as garlic like but it is not exactly the same. Close but not quite! ...Read more

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Can strep throat cause gum irritation?

Can strep throat cause gum irritation?

More likely: that your throat infection is one of the viruses that can cause lesions on the gums as well. I would go to your doc for an examination to make a diagnosis. ...Read more

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Dr. Tarek Naguib
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Kidney Failure (Definition)

The kidneys do several tasks. Dialysis is necessary when one or more of the following occur, that can't be remedied or palliated with medications: 1. Insufficient clearance of daily toxins in food and metabolic waste 2. Insufficient clearance of excess water 3. Dangerous electrolyte imbalance, ...Read more


Strep Throat (Definition)

It's a throat infection caused by a strep bacteria that responds rapidly to most antibiotics. There can be a number of other bacteria involved in addition to strep so a regular culture (not just a quick strep ...Read more