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Hep B and Kidneys

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  • Posted By: Anonymous
  • August 25, 2006
  • 09:05 AM

Hello everyone, I hope somebody can help me with a question regarding hepatitis B.

I have a friend who contracted Hep B approximately 15 years ago at the dentist at the age of 15. The infection is chronic.

He is now suffering pain in both kidneys. He has taken a course of antibiotics, and while he was on the antibiotics he felt better but as soon as he stopped them the kidney pain returned. His blood test showed lowered levels of neutrophils and raised levels of eosinophils. Bth of these blood cell types, as I understand, are involved in combatting bacterial infections. This, combined with the fact that antibiotics appeared to help the kidney pain, suggests to me that the problem could be a bacterial infection in the kidneys.

The problem is that he has had numerous tests performed on his blood and urine and the doctors have found nothing in terms of an infection. I am wondering if anyone has any suggestions at all as to what the problem might be, if it could be related to the hepatitis B, or if anyone has heard of treatments for kidney problems associated with hepatitis B. Any information would be greatly appreciated as my friend is at his wit's end having been through all the tests with no answers. I realise that the information I have provided is very sketchy but any info or references would be great!

Hope to hear from you soon

Marco

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