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Increasing serious allergies/kidney disease/sluggish immune system

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  • Posted By: kmauer
  • February 6, 2010
  • 01:18 AM

27 year old female with history of chronic uric acid kidney stones. Diagnosed with chronic kidney disease, but there are other symptoms that don't make sense, including increasing serious allergic reactions in the past year. (CT dye, shellfish, all bees, some med allergies and sensitivity - all anaphylactic reactions, also grasses & trees.) Before the past year, I only had "hay fever." Sudden onset of asthma one year ago, that has led to lengthy hospitalizations as management has been challenging. ALSO - very sluggish immune system, requiring strong antibiotics for typically simple infections, long recovery periods. Is this really simply "Chronic Kidney Disease" or is there something else going on? Family History: father has gout.

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  • Hi,I have an immune disease called CVID and though it doesn't sound like what you have, there are many other immune diseases out there. Even if your immune system has been tested before, there are some immune disorders that can be present even when standard immune system blood tests come back normal.Try going to www.primaryimmune.org, the homepage of the Immune Deficiency Foundation, and reading about some of the conditions to see if it sounds like you. If so you can ask your doctor to take advantage of their FREE consult program where an IDF immunologist will consult with your doctor and tell them which tests to do and what treatments to try.Good luck and keep us posted,E
    ErinBBC 17 Replies
    • February 8, 2010
    • 11:08 PM
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