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My daughter of 7 years old have in Her blood test (bun/creatinine radio at 48.00) is that ok or has to be (10.0-20.0)?

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Dr. Sari Nabulsi
Pediatrics
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In brief: Bun/cr ratio.

High bun/cr ratio means that your child needs to drink more water. So it really doesn't mean anything serious

In brief: Bun/cr ratio.

High bun/cr ratio means that your child needs to drink more water. So it really doesn't mean anything serious
Dr. Sari Nabulsi
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Dr. James Ferguson
Pediatrics

In brief: Hard to say

Since you did not provide the actual numbers for BUN or creatinine it is hard to comment.
The ratio is more commonly discussed in adults whose numbers are relatively constant. It falters when you discuss kids with lower expected creatinine values. The normal range for a 7 yo Cr=.3-.7 with BUN 5-18. That means a ratio that could vary from 16 to 60.

In brief: Hard to say

Since you did not provide the actual numbers for BUN or creatinine it is hard to comment.
The ratio is more commonly discussed in adults whose numbers are relatively constant. It falters when you discuss kids with lower expected creatinine values. The normal range for a 7 yo Cr=.3-.7 with BUN 5-18. That means a ratio that could vary from 16 to 60.
Dr. James Ferguson
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Dr. James Lin
Urology

In brief: Here are some ...

Although dehydration is concerned, the BUN/Creatinine ratio (BCR) shouldn't be used as a sole factor to lead clinical judgment.
It should combine individual clinical pictures - history and physical exam, finding of urinalysis especially specific gravity, & electrolytes so to consider the specific cause for high BCR such as real dehydration or volume depletion or internal bleeding, etc. So, ask Doc

In brief: Here are some ...

Although dehydration is concerned, the BUN/Creatinine ratio (BCR) shouldn't be used as a sole factor to lead clinical judgment.
It should combine individual clinical pictures - history and physical exam, finding of urinalysis especially specific gravity, & electrolytes so to consider the specific cause for high BCR such as real dehydration or volume depletion or internal bleeding, etc. So, ask Doc
Dr. James Lin
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