running wild said...
I have not come across that Lyme infection can cause low GFR. That is not doubting it can happen, but I wonder why there is not much on it. Obviously, it has helped LymeSurvivor. I've read things that said Lyme does not impact kidneys, but I have always questioned that. That is interesting.
Since you couldn’t find Lyme references, I looked for babesia references.
CDC says babesia can affect kidneys. https://www.cdc.gov/parasites/babesiosis/disease.html
“Complications of babesiosis can include: Malfunction of vital organs (such as the kidneys, lungs, and liver)“
Dr. Rawls lists “organ malfunction (heart attack, stroke, respiratory distress, kidney failure)” under Signs and Abnormal Labs of babesia. Also as far as where babesia is commonly found: “Infections with babesia occur most commonly in New England, New York, New Jersey, Wisconsin, Minnesota, but it is also becoming common in the Southeast. Georgia is the epicenter of southern US infections.” Aren’t we lucky https://rawlsmd.com/health-articles/understanding-babesia
Babesia induced acute kidney injury: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/m/pubmed/23643302/
Chronic kidney disease and Lyme in dogs: https://www.pethealthnetwork.com/dog-health/dog-checkups-preventive-care/new-study-shows-link-between-ticks-and-kidney-disease
Also mentions ehrlichia, which we tend to have but ignore.
Bartonella and kidneys:https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crira/2016/7803832/
- pediatric patient got bart from a cat and had prolonged fever of unknown origin, night sweats, lesions in the spleen and bilateral kidneys
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