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Uremic Poisoning Brought On By Acute Nephritis
Toxic ingestion (also called "poisoning") is a condition in which a person has eaten or drank a substance that causes ill symptoms or damage to his body. Taking an overdose of a medicine, taking any dose of a poison, drinking too much vodka, or accidentally drinking antifreeze . . . are all ...Read more
With acute diffuse proliferative glomerulonephritis caused by systemic lupus erythematosus, why would a patient have uremia and hyperkalemia?
Could either severe dengue fever and/or antibiotic induced anaphylactic shock trigger a chronic obstruction of hepatobiliary system? Thank you.
Can asymptomatic liver disease caused by drug overdose present as mental illness due to toxic buildup?
Yes: Our liver is extremely important to keep our bodies in balance. By filtering and "getting rid" of substances that can harm our bodies, a healthy liver contributes to our overall health. Many patients with renal and liver problems, that are not properly treated or diagnosed, usually experience mental changes (in reasoning, memory, judgment,etc), that if left untreated can become permanent. ...Read more
Can autoimmune encephalitis triggered by past infection be insidious unlike acute disseminated encephalomyelitis?
Rasmussen syndrome: There are several others that are even less common ...Read more
No: acute pyelonephritis is a bacterial infection of the urinary tract. Alcohol may make people more susceptible to many infections by suppressing many parts of the immune system, and sexual activity related to excessive alcohol use is sometimes responsible for urinary tract infections, especially in women, which can ultimately result in pyelonephritis in some cases. ...Read more
Ask your doctor: You should be seeing a specialist called a nephrologist. They will explain it to you. ...Read more
Not dierectly: Any form of nephritis (meaning kidney inflammation) can lead to kidney failure which is usually not fatal since there are different forms of kidney replacement therapy (dialysis or transplantation). It would obviously be best to not reach this point and therefore prompt diagnosis and treatment would be recommended. ...Read more
Can pneumonia from years earlier caused by decompensated heart failure turn into chronic heart failure later on?
If the immune system killed the peripheral nerves and caused severe rare progressive irreversible anaphylactic allergic reaction what's this diagnosed ?
I don't know: The details, but this condition is a specific diagnosis that requires a special test. In general it also requires treatment with specific antibiotics because it is an infection caused by c. Difficile. Talk to your doctor who made the diagnosis what he considers best treatment for your condition. ...Read more
Multiple risks: Many dialysis patients are diabetic, hypertensive, anemic, frail and an added infection can impact badly. The dialysis catheter sites can be infected and lead to sepsis systemically with fever, low blood pressure etc. Many of these folks do have atherosclerosis and unidentified coronary disease that can act up! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Could anybody get subclavin steel syndrome's or unknown lung disease caused by immune system turning on you?
Possibly: Most cases of subclavian steal syndrome are due to non-immune causes, such as atherosclerosis, cervical rib. Very few cases of giant-cell arteritis with that syndrome have been described. As for unknown lung diseases, there are several that are several that are due to a hyperactive immune system. ...Read more
Can chronic low & giant platelets (80-125) w/o a cause be ITP in adult w. Henoch Schonlein? In/out of HSP remission, Plts same, WBC/RBC vary low-norml
Hsp: hsp doesn't cause any changes in platelet count. I am not sure what do you mean been in and out of remission. The chronic issues with hsp is the blood in the urine, butost of the time it is microscopic. Blood pressure need to be monitored. If you have other issues with platelet count, you probably need to see hematologist to help you sort it out ...Read more
How is drug/alcohol-induced myocardtitis (i.E. Non-viral and non-autoimmune) treated? What's the danger in misdiagnosing it as pericarditis?
My aunts been diagnosed with chronic liver disease, she's in hepatic encephalopathy, she's also having 4.6 creatinine, what could be the cause?
Patient is diagnosed with acute panchreatitis panchreas failed completely infection in lungs and selling in body due to retention of fluids?
What is the question: It sounds as if the patient described is critically ill and without more information there is no way in which to predict outcome. There are numerous causes for pancreatitis and the complications of pancreatic failure can be life-threatening. I wish the patient the best. ...Read more
Can IgA and resolving post-infectious glomerulonephritis be differentiated without biopsy?
Also, can the acute onset of post-inf gl be asymptomatic?
Uremia: Uremia refers to buildup of products of metabolism with regard to the Urea Cycle, a process that allows us to excrete nitrogenous waste from our kidneys. Perturbations in renal function leads to buildup of these products associated with acid base and electrolyte issues that are also related to kidney function. Uremia is treated with dialysis to remove the toxins, can cause seizures, cardiac arrest ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
The side effects of taking daily lysine, like kidney failure and nephritis, how often they occur, what can I do not to suffer this consecuences?
Why lysine?: Good sources of lysine are high-protein foods such as eggs, red meat, lamb, pork, and poultry, soy, beans and peas, cheese and fish such as cod and sardines. There has been a case report of fanconi's syndrome due to long term use of high dose lysine, but no other renal impairment. Not recommended to be taken if you already have renal impairment. Stop taking supplements and eat a healthy diet. ...Read more
DIagnosed as OAB BUT is urinary frequency going every 1/2 hour less about an oz a symptom of kidney failure or nephritis? I am scared diagnosis wrong
See a doctor: The causes and treatments are complicated. You should see a doctor immediately. ...Read more
What can I take for acute bronchitis and cold while having SLE lupus ( lupus nephritis ) I've been sick for 2 weeks?
Inflammation: Nephritis refers to inflammation of the kidney, and can be acute or chronic. It has a variety of causes. Nephrosis is a degenerative disease, usually of a specific part of the kidney called the renal tubule. A nephrosis is generally thought of as any kidney disease that is non-inflammatory. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Blood in urine: Kidney nephritis is broad term that encompasses glomerulonephritis. The main symptoms are fever, blood in urine, swelling of legs, kidney failure. In some instances such as allergic nephritis, the blood in urine may not be as apparent. Protein in the urine is also usually found. ...Read more
Depends on biopsy: There are different grades of lupus nephritis based on the kidney biopsy. The more benign grades don't necessarily warrant any treatment but will needclose follow-up. The more severe forms (grade 4) require aggressive treatment with drugs to suppress the immune system since they may lead to kidney failure if left unchecked. If present, patients will also be treated for high blood pressure. ...Read more
No specific diet: To my knowledge there is no specific diet recommended that can help the course of lupus nephritis. However, most people with kidney damage are placed on certain dietary restrictions such as salt, potassium and fluid intake. Much of this depends on the degree of kidney damage involved. ...Read more
Eclampsia: During some pregnancies there can be a state of toxemia related to abnormal placental function which leads to acute kidney damage and severe hypertension sometimes with convulsions. The kidneys suffer damage to blood vessels with excessive coagulation and loss of filtration first heralded by protein in the urine. ...Read more
The kidney: Lupus nephritis by definition is the kidney and this is the system affected. However, SLE rarely just affects the kidney alone and other systems including skin, joints, heart, lungs, nervous system, an also be affected by lupus. Lupus nephritis requires major treatment by a specialist. ...Read more
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