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What is cause and treatment of kidney failure?

Q: The patient is 35 years old and had a kidney infection due to focal segmental glomerulosclerosis five years ago. The blood tests of the patient, taken a week ago, show a creatinine level of 9.7 and the ultrasound reports show that his kidney size is 6.4. He is currently on dialysis. What is the cause and treatment of kidney failure?

A:The patient has kidney failure because of focal segmental glomerulosclerosis. This kidney failure is not going to improve. The options are kidney transplant or continue hemodialysis or peritoneal dialysis whatever form he is on. Kidney transplant is the best treatment option, but he has to have a family member willing and suitable to donate a kidney.


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