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Lyme and kidney failure

Lyme and kidney failure

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Posted by FrankL on December 17, 1999 at 07:24:40:

My 24 yr. old son has concurent later stage lyme and babisia. Part of the results of this is that his
immune system is attacking his kidneys and he has gone into renal failure. He has just started with
antibioics and his overall health is dangerously poor. He apparently has 2 options before him. A kidney
specialist wants to treat him with steroids and chemo in an atempt to stop his immune system from
further damaging his kidney. The other option is to just go after the lyme/babsia with antibiotics and
see if kidney function returns when the lyme is arrested. Obviously, the steroid/chemo, while perhaps
restoring the kidneys, will give the lyme a chance to progress unhindered. My question is are there
others out there who have had similar problems with their kidneys, and whether or not their kidney
function was successfully restored through either of these 2 approaches...or by other methods?


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