What Is Acute Renal Failure?

By becky
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3. Transmission

The condition is not contagious, which means that it is nontransmissible. A majority of the factors that cause acute renal failure are also not contagious. The only exception is a serious infection; however, acute kidney failure is not an inevitable outcome from such an infection.

People who provide care for individuals who are at risk of acute renal failure are at no risk themselves. In the case of severe infections, care should be given to reduce infection transmission. In other instances, the caregiver should be alert for the signs of acute renal failure in the person they are caring for.

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