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Kidney failure with high creatinine level

Hi, my aunt (43y) has suddenly been diagnosed of high Creatinine level (~7 now) about 3 months ago. She has a history of diabetes (both parents were diabetic). Her sister is a dialysis patient (on CAPD for 1 yr) and a diabetic for several yrs. We are not sure why my aunt has developed high Creatinine almost overnight - she is seeking medical advice, but so far the doctors don t seem to be able to explain the sudden deterioration. What tests would help? Is this reversible? Any inputs would be greatly appreciated. GK
Asked On : Mon, 4 Apr 2011
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Thanks for the query. I dont serum creat going to that level overnight. If it is infact true then we will have to think in terms of renal ischemia, a doppler study of the kidney might help. But since she is a diabetic she could be having diabetic nephropathy. Also see then BUM levels and 24 hour urine protein to rule out acute renal failure. Have a healthy lving
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