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Low immunity in nephrotics

All I know is that nephrotics have increased risk of infections with encapsulated microorganisms due to lowered immunity.
SBP is mainly caused by Streptococcus pneumoniae and therefore nephrotics are at increased risk of developing this.
Is there any reason? Please tell
 

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IN MCD .... there is loss of protein which include immunoglobulin ... as they are protein too ... so they have low immunity and most prone to infection ..
In MCD ... as protein losses causes pleural effusion ascitis due to decrease in onchotic pressure .... so when there is ascitis with decrease body immunity , increase chance of ascitis fluid infection .... which causes SBP , most commonly with streptococcus ....
Aha .. that makes sense :)
 
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