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227year old vampire with abnormal labs


227year old vampire with abnormal labs

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a young vampire consults you after he did his centennial lab tests,
he is worried because his BUN is elevated
can you explain it to him?

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Kaplan USMLE step2 videos, Conrad Fischer

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This pearl reflects poor understanding of the vampire physiology and lore, vampires are dead Cool .

BUN can be elevated due to protein rich diets, such as BLOOD, without indicating any damage to the kidneys...

I'd check my patient's serum creatinine, if it's normal, then everything is OK

Next time call Buffy or Sam & Dean Winchester, what if the vamp dude feels hungry while he's in your office Eye-wink

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actually there are 4 causes for high BUN and normal Cr:
-GI bleeding or any cause of protein metabolism
-steroids
- dehydration
- high blood diet in young vampires
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Quote:
BUN can be elevated due to protein rich diets, such as BLOOD

exactly, AKA: "blood meal"= GI bleeding
thanx Bellatrix

Quote:
4 causes for high BUN and normal Cr:
-GI bleeding or any cause of protein metabolism
-steroids
- dehydration
- high blood diet in young vampires

thanx

BTW: this pearl indicates a sever deprivation in medical students humor Rolling Eyes

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