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My Creatine level is 5.7. what is the kidney condition ?

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asked Feb 25, 2013 in Urinary Tract Infection by anonymous

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This is a high and abnormal value, but one's physician should be able to help determine whether or not the rise is acute or chronic, and what the level (from 1 to 5) of kidney disease is.  The serum creatinine is a valuable marker for kidney disease when used in association with age, race and gender. Also, there are acute and often reversible reasons why the creatinine rises as well as chronic reasons.

Of course, without additional information obtained through the history, physical examination, other lab and imaging studies, and in some circumstances a kidney biopsy, one cannot determine the etiology, treatment and prognosis
answered Mar 4, 2013 by fadem
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