Alternate Names : Acute Renal Insufficiency
What can be done to prevent the disease?
Acute renal failure can't always be prevented. Drugs that
can damage the kidneys should be avoided. Persons with preexisting
kidney disease need to be very careful to avoid certain medicines that are
known to affect kidney function.
What are the long-term effects of the disease?
Most cases of acute renal failure will resolve with
supportive therapy. Having had acute renal failure does not mean a person
is at risk for long-term kidney damage. However, a person who has underlying
kidney disease may not completely recover healthy kidney function. Sometimes,
a person can develop progressive kidney damage as a result of acute
renal failure and require long-term dialysis
What are the risks to others?
Acute renal failure does not put other
people at risk.