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Elevated creatinine, wbc post intake of augmentin for cat bite. Had normal creatinine post a kidney transplant. Reason?

I had a kidney transplant 1 1/2 ago and my creatinine has been running 2.8, i was put on augmentin yesterday do to cat bite and my labs were done this moring. My creatinine went to 3.0 and i was thinking the bite was infected or the augmentin my have raised it. Also my wbc was 11.4 witch is little high. Thanks, Jon
Asked On : Fri, 6 Apr 2012
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hi, your creatinine must have gone up from 2.8 to 3 mg% most probably due to infected bite. Since your wbc count is high , it does suggest infection. Augmentin is a safe drug, and in my opinion it should not increase your creatinine. Please consult your nephrologist who can monitor your kidney function. Take care
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