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Kidney damage -- Cisplatin

Kidney damage -- Cisplatin: Introduction

Kidney damage -- Cisplatin: Damage or injury to kidneys caused by exposure to an anti-cancer drug called Cisplatin. Often other organs and tissues are also affected but only the kidney toxicity symptoms are listed below. Mild kidney damage may cause few if any symptoms whereas severe damage can ultimately result in kidney failure. Symptoms may be acute, subacute or chronic depending on the severity of the toxicity. Kidney problems usually only occur with chronic use of the drug. Factors such as age, dehydration and underlying kidney problems may also influence a person's risk of developing kidney problems and the severity of the symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Kidney damage -- Cisplatin is available below.

Symptoms of Kidney damage -- Cisplatin

Treatments for Kidney damage -- Cisplatin

  • Removal of toxin from body, monitoring and support of kidney function, dialysis if needed, kidney transplant in severe cases
  • Treatment of kidney damage from cisplatin is dependant upon the severity of damage and the degree of spontaneous recovery, as well as the patients' age, pre-existing renal function and coexisting health problems. Treatments include:
  • Cessation of medication if able. Sometimes benefits of continuing medication to treat cancer outweigh the possible risks of long term renal impairment
  • Supportive therapy in the acute phase
    • Fluid and electrolyte management
  • more treatments...»

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More information about Kidney damage -- Cisplatin

  1. Kidney damage -- Cisplatin: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications
 

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