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Could a kidney infection be a sign of renal artery stenosis?

9 doctors weighed in
Dr. Raj Singh
Internal Medicine
3 doctors agree

In brief: No

Renal artery stenosis presents with difficult to control BP and decline in renal function.

In brief: No

Renal artery stenosis presents with difficult to control BP and decline in renal function.
Dr. Raj Singh
Dr. Raj Singh
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Dr. George Klauber
Pediatrics - Urology
2 doctors agree

In brief: No

Pathologies are quite different and unrelated.
Cause of ras is usually atherosclerosis of the arteries associated with high cholesterol, obesity + smoking. Renal artery stenosis can occasionally be congenital + there is a segmental type of ras found also occasionally in children and young adults females>males. Kidney infections are due to bacteria multiplying in the kidney + causing inflammation.

In brief: No

Pathologies are quite different and unrelated.
Cause of ras is usually atherosclerosis of the arteries associated with high cholesterol, obesity + smoking. Renal artery stenosis can occasionally be congenital + there is a segmental type of ras found also occasionally in children and young adults females>males. Kidney infections are due to bacteria multiplying in the kidney + causing inflammation.
Dr. George Klauber
Dr. George Klauber
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Dr. Andris Kazmers
Surgery - Vascular
1 doctor agrees

In brief: RAS

RAS not related to renal infection.

In brief: RAS

RAS not related to renal infection.
Dr. Andris Kazmers
Dr. Andris Kazmers
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Dr. Clarence Grim
Internal Medicine - Endocrinology

In brief: Renal artery stenose

44M asks if kidney infection be a sign of RAS? ANS: I have been doing RAS care fof 50 years and never seen a patient who also had kidney infection as a sign of RAS.
But happy to do 2nd opinion now to help figure out what is going on.

In brief: Renal artery stenose

44M asks if kidney infection be a sign of RAS? ANS: I have been doing RAS care fof 50 years and never seen a patient who also had kidney infection as a sign of RAS.
But happy to do 2nd opinion now to help figure out what is going on.
Dr. Clarence Grim
Dr. Clarence Grim
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