So one of the patients I care for tomorrow was admitted for facial cellulitis.
Her serum creatinine is listed at 0.7 and her Creatinine Clearance (CrCl) is at 292.86, according to the labs.
The serum creatinine's low and the CrCl is astronomical. She doesn't have any other medical history.
I simply don't get it. How on earth are her kidneys in bad shape? Doesn't creatinine levels tell you how well or how poorly kidneys are functioning?