My step daughter has been diagnosed with Nephrotic disease, since she had the polio shot in sept. after she got he shot she started swelling up , since that time she has been in and out of hospital for 2 mths. they jst recently put in pic line in her for meds and she goes in once a week for other meds at the hospital. she constantly battling with the water wait and diet. My one question can the polio vaccine cause her to have the kidney problem she has now? The mother is trying to get a law suit, but i see it as her own fault for not doin the vaccine whn she was younger. the school woldnt let her continue with school if she didnt have it. so is there a alternative to the shot she could of got. thanks for your help..
Nephrotic syndrome is due to renal failure and is manifested with finding proteins in the urine (proteinuria), decreased proteins in the blood (hypoproteinemia) and generalized swelling (edema).
There is no data that polio vaccine can cause renal failure.
It is very important to discover if her renal failure is chronic or acute. Chronic renal failure is usually an autoimmune disorder while acute renal failure can be due to various conditions (poisoning, infections, allergic reaction etc.).
You may want to consult a nephrologist about her condition.
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