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Severe lung infection affecting kidney. Dialysis suggested. Have diabetes. Can she be cured?

Hi Mom is a patient of Diabetics for last 10 yrs and has High blood pressure, 3 weeks back she was admitted to hospital with Severe Lung infection (neumonia) and was on ventilator for 5 days and in ICU for nearly 7 days now doctor says she would require dialysis as infection has effected her kidney, She did not had any problem prior to this , I have consulted another specialist nephro and he asked me for getting Kidney profile and Hemogram test which i did where i saw a Urea level of 23 and creatinine level of 4.6, My question is can this be due to the fact the she had infection and it effected kidney also and can this be cured or she wil need regular dialysis from know on.
Asked On : Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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Hi friend
Welcome to Health Care Magic

Sorry to see several problems -
The best one to seek in the situation is a nephrologist - you are right in consulting one.

Infection can cause all these - often leading to shock and Multi Organ failure.
Ther chance for reversal are not predictable until after the infection has cleared.

There is one thing that needs attention - Urea of 23 and creatinine of 4.6 ?? - this is rather unusual' If it is not your typing error, it suggests skeletal muscle problem, rather than kidney!
The nephrologist will assess and assist

Take care
Wishing speedy recovery
God bless
Good luck
Answered: Thu, 1 Nov 2012
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