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Renal Unit

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Our personnel in this department specialize in the diagnosis and treatment of patients with diseases that affect the kidney.Diseases that affect the kidney include:

  • auto-immune disorders (where the body attacks its own tissues) such as systemic lupus erythematosus (causing inflammation of the connective tissue) or vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels)
  • diabetes
  • hypertension (high blood pressure)

Nephrologists also see patients with acute kidney injury (AKI) when only the kidney is affected (for example, following certain drug reactions) and also AKI as part of multi-system failure resulting, for example, from septicaemia (blood poisoning).

They also manage patients with end-stage kidney failure either by dialysis or by kidney transplantation. Nephrologists manage acutely ill patients and those with a chronic disease requiring long term care with the help of colleagues in a multidisciplinary team. A patient, for example, may progress to renal failure and require dialysis and subsequently a renal transplant over a period of 10 to 20 years.