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Swollen legs. Scan shows renal parenchymal disease. Has high BP. Is the disease curable?

hi, My mom is 50 yrs old.since her legs were swollen she got her blood test done and doctor prescribed for a scan which showed that she has diffuse renal parenchymal diseaese with bilateral normal sized kidney in grade 1. biopsy is done today and we are waiting for the result.she is a High Blood Pressure patient.Is this disease curable?Does she needs dialysis?
Asked On : Tue, 11 Dec 2012
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Thanks for the query.
Dialysis is needed to replace the function of failing kidneys. The need for dialysis depends on the blood test results and the clinical condition of the patient and can be best judged by the attending nephrologist.
Normal size of both the kidneys is reassuring but the renal biopsy results will help us predict the long term outcomes better.
Hope this helps
Good luck.
Answered: Wed, 12 Dec 2012
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