RENAL FAILURE

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Last Updated : 1/3/2011
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Kumud P Mehta
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A renal failure patient can present with salt and water retention, high BP, reduced urine output and in severe cases breathlessness(due to acidosis/pulmonary edema/CCF), convulsions and unconsciousness due to hypertensive encephalopathy or uremic toxins.




Early detection
Early detection helps in better management. High index of suspicion in the clinical setting of ARF/CRF, estimation of BUN, S. creatinine whenever suspected, monitoring of urine output to detect oliguria are simple methods of early diagnosis of renal failure.



Contributor Information and Disclosures Kumud P Mehta
Consultant Pediatrician & Pediatric Nephrologist, Jaslok Hospital & Research Centre, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for children, Mumbai, India


First Created : 1/10/2001
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