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Polycystic Kidney Disease

Marcia Miller-Hjelle of the University of Illinois Medical School reported that nanobacteria can be grown from the fluid found in polycystic kidneys, so it may be possible to cure polycystic kidney disease by taking antibiotics. Polycystic kidney disease occurs when large fluid-filled cysts fill up the kidney to eventually cause kidney failure and death. It has been shown to run in families and therefore has been felt to be caused by a defect in the genes.

Earlier, E.O. Ejander of Finland reported that he had discovered a new bacteria that was so small that it could not be cultured or seen under the microscope. As you would expect, the medical community called him a nut, and many scientists said that it is impossible for living bacteria to be that small. Then Dr. Yuce in Turkey showed that the vast majority of people with kidney stones are infected with nanobacteria, the bacteria that most scientists believed did not exist (2). I treated several patients with recurrent kidney stones with doxycycline and only one had a recurrence of his kidney stones. However, treatment of kidney stones with antibiotics is controversial and not accepted by most doctors; discuss this with your doctor. See also my reports on Kidney Stones and Nanobacteria and Kidney Stones and Calcium.

1) MA Millerhjelle, JT Hjelle, M Jones, WR Mayberry, MA Dombrinkkurtzman, SW Peterson, DM Nowak, FS Darras. Polycystic kidney disease: An unrecognized emerging infectious disease. Emerging Infectious Diseases 3: 2 (APR-JUN 1999): 113-127. Address MA Millerhjelle, Univ Illinois, Coll Med, Dept Biomed & Therapeut Sci, POB 1649, Peoria, IL 61656 USA

2) CS Ng, A Yost, SB Streem. Nephrolithiasis associated with autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease: Contemporary urological management. Journal of Urology, 2000, Vol 163, Iss 3, pp 726-729.

Checked 3/9/15

May 30th, 2013
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Sports medicine doctor, fitness guru and long-time radio host Gabe Mirkin, M.D., brings you news and tips for your healthful lifestyle. A practicing physician for more than 50 years and a radio talk show host for 25 years, Dr. Mirkin is a graduate of Harvard University and Baylor University College of Medicine. He is board-certified in four specialties: Sports Medicine, Allergy and Immunology, Pediatrics and Pediatric Immunology. The Dr. Mirkin Show, his call-in show on fitness and health, was syndicated in more than 120 cities. Read More
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