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Bun/creatinine ratio is very high in kidney infections?
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Dr. Reginald Gohh
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Generally no
An elevated bun/creatinine ratio (>20) is usually suggestive of "dehydration" and improves with increased fluids.
Unless the patient with a kidney infection is also fluid depleted (due to vomiting or diminished fluid intake), the bun/creatinine is not excessively elevated in this setting.

In brief: Generally no
An elevated bun/creatinine ratio (>20) is usually suggestive of "dehydration" and improves with increased fluids.
Unless the patient with a kidney infection is also fluid depleted (due to vomiting or diminished fluid intake), the bun/creatinine is not excessively elevated in this setting.
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