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End Stage Renal Failure and Fever

2014-08-19 06:48

End Stage Renal Failure and FeverEnd Stage Renal Failure (ESRF) or End Stage Renal Disease (ESRD) is the most serious illness condition with at least 85% loss of the kidney function. As a result, many systems and organs are attacked. Fever in End Stage Renal Failure and is not rare, and the causes are various.

1. Infection

Infection is one of the common complications during dialysis, especially peritoneal dialysis. Blood infection or the invasion of bacteria through access site are the culprits of fever.

2. Low immunity

Kidney disease is always accompanied by low immune ability which help people fight against bacterium and viruses. When this immune system is disordered, your body is susceptible to invasion of harmful substances.

3. Long term use of immunosuppressive agents

This kidney of medicine is to treat infections, while it can also cause side effects because long term use of it will make your own immune system disordered. Therefore, you are more likely to get infection than before, and that’s why fever occurs in End Stage Renal Failure patients.

4. Large amount of protein leakage

There is one type of protein in our body which is called “immune globulin”, which is the antibody of our body. When bacterium and virus invade our body, these proteins can help us fight against them. However, Kidney Failure patients usually have serious leaking of protein, which can lead to low immunity. Under such a condition, Kidney Failure patients catch infection and fever easily.

The above are the four common factors that can lead to fever. You should let your doctor to give you a check to find the real cause. Meanwhile, taking treatment to enhance your immunity and improve your kidney function is very necessary. You can leave a message to us or email to We are glad to help you.

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