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CHRONIC KIDNEY FAILURE
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pitts25 posted:
MY DAUGHTER HAS KIDNEY FAILURE SHE IS ONLY 4 AND I WAS WONDERING IF IT IS BAD TO GET A BACTERIAL INFECTION WITH THIS I AM NEW TO IT AND I DON'T SEEM TO UNDERSTAND MUCH ABOUT IT
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John-SKPT responded:
Bacteria infections need to be treated no matter the overall health of the patient.

That said, the how serious an infection might affect kidney function really depends on how severe the renal disease is at this point. As renal dysfunction progresses, the body's entire chemistry get a little more out of balance, and this can make the effects of infection more severe, and can in some cases make infections a little more difficult to treat.

The best source of information to answer your question would be her physician who has all the information about her health, lab tests, current status, etc.

It's hard to come up with a good answer without knowing all the details of a particular patient, so ask her doctor when you have a chance.


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