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How does kidney disease actually affect the immune system?

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Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Lowers immunity

Kidney diseases usually lowers someone's immunity as evidenced by the high risk of these patients to develop infections ( pneumonia, urine infection etc) and their lack to respond appropriately to vaccinations ( hepatitis .
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In brief: Lowers immunity

Kidney diseases usually lowers someone's immunity as evidenced by the high risk of these patients to develop infections ( pneumonia, urine infection etc) and their lack to respond appropriately to vaccinations ( hepatitis .
...).
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
Dr. Elie El-Charabaty
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Dr. Jack Mutnick
Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology

In brief: Immune function

You can have increased immune susceptibility but the body usually compensates over the long term to make up for this loss.
And often times it could be the immunosuppressant medications that make you more susceptible to infection.

In brief: Immune function

You can have increased immune susceptibility but the body usually compensates over the long term to make up for this loss.
And often times it could be the immunosuppressant medications that make you more susceptible to infection.
Dr. Jack Mutnick
Dr. Jack Mutnick
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