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Hepatorenal syndrome (HRS) is a type of progressive kidney failure seen in people with severe liver damage, most often caused by. As the kidneys stop functioning, toxins begin to build up in the body.
Eventually, this leads to liver failure. There are two forms of HRS. Type 1 HRS is associated with rapid kidney failure and an overproduction of creatinine. Type 2 HRS is associated with more gradual kidney damage. It generally progresses more slowly. Symptoms are generally subtler.
HRS is an extremely serious condition. Itвs almost always fatal. According to a study in, people with type 1 HRS have a median survival time of two weeks. Almost everyone with type 1 will die within eight to 10 weeks, unless a liver transplant can be performed urgently. The median survival time for type 2 is six months.