Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome – Symptoms and Treatment

Definition of Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome Hemolytic Uremic Syndrome – RENAL FAILURE that occurs as a rare complication in children after INFECTION with Escherichia coli O157:H7 acquired from contaminated food. E. coli O157:H7 causes hemorrhagic ENTERITIS, itself a life-threatening infection. Hemolytic uremic syndrome occurs when the toxins the E. coli O157:H7 release enter the bloodstream. The […]

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Renal Cyst – Definition, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition of Renal Cyst Renal Cyst – an encapsulated, fluid-filled growth that occurs in the kidney. Simple renal cysts are common and nearly always benign (noncancerous). Complex renal cysts, which may contain calculi (stones) and BLOOD, may be benign or cancerous. Most renal cysts, simple or complex, do not cause symptoms. Rather, the doctor detects […]

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Alport’s Syndrome – Definition, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition of Alport’s Syndrome Alport’s Syndrome – An inherited genetic disorder in which one, two, or three mutations occur in the GENE that encodes type IV collagen formations, also called basement membranes. The mutations affect up to three of the six protein chains (alpha-3, alpha-4, and alpha-5) that make up type IV collagen, which is […]

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Hepatorenal Failure – Definition, Symptoms and Treatment

Definition of Hepatorenal Failure Hepatorenal Failure – The progressive failure of the KIDNEYS in people who have chronic LIVER FAILURE. Doctors do not know what causes hepatorenal failure, also called hepatorenal syndrome, to develop though they do know the BLOOD supply to the kidneys becomes suddenly and severely restricted. Not enough blood flows through the kidneys […]

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Renal Failure – Acute and Chronic Renal Failure – Information

Definition of Renal Failure Renal Failure – the inability of the KIDNEYS to adequately filter toxins from the body. Generally the kidneys reach the point of renal failure when they have less than 15 percent functional capacity. Failure can be acute (occur suddenly) or chronic (develop slowly over time). Though the term failure implies the […]

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