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Renal ultrasound shows echogenic kidneys with cortical thinning, intrinsic renal disease. Serious condition?

my 82 year old father recently had a renal ultrasound showing small echogenic kidneys w/cortical thinning suggesting intrinsic renal disease is this serious? should he see a specialist now or should his pcp first do a urinalysis and see what those results show? BUN is 26(was 34 one month ago) and creatinine is 1.77(was 1.90 last month)
Asked On : Sun, 22 Jul 2012
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He is suffering from chronic renal failure. He should be evaluated by a nephrologist who would optimise his treatment. This is an early stage of the disease so you need not worry but is has to be taken proper care of to prevent a rapid progression
Answered: Tue, 24 Jul 2012
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