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Can acute kidney failure recover even if the kidney shrunk and has igan?

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Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Depends

If your ultrasound shows shrunken or small kidneys then there could be considerable fibrosis which is not reversible.

In brief: Depends

If your ultrasound shows shrunken or small kidneys then there could be considerable fibrosis which is not reversible.
Dr. Adrian Baudy IV
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Dr. Amy Friedman
Surgery - Transplant
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In brief: Probably not

Once kidneys have become small, they are very diseased.
If the acute kidney failure does recover (which we would certainly hope happens) it is unlikely that normal kidney function would be attained. If sufficient recovery to stay off of dialysis does happen, it is important to treat those kidneys as gently as possible with excellent BP control and avoidance of injury from meds or contrast dye.

In brief: Probably not

Once kidneys have become small, they are very diseased.
If the acute kidney failure does recover (which we would certainly hope happens) it is unlikely that normal kidney function would be attained. If sufficient recovery to stay off of dialysis does happen, it is important to treat those kidneys as gently as possible with excellent BP control and avoidance of injury from meds or contrast dye.
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