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Billy the Kidney Demonstrates Important Principles of Kidney Disease

Posted Dec 07 2009 12:00am
Last July, for my Dad's 65th Birthday, I managed to somehow convince the Indiana branch of the National Kidney Foundation to loan me their "Billy the Kidney" mascot costume. While it was in my possession, I figured why not get a little creative and use Billy to help illustrate some important manifestations of kidney disease and/or physiology. See if you can guess what each of the following four poses represents (you can scroll down to the bottom for the full answers.)

#1: #2 #3 #4 Answers:
#1 = acute renal failure.
#2 = polycystic kidney disease.
#3 = passing a stone.
#4 = "taking a leak" (in case you can't tell, the vegetable my daughter is handing Billy the Kidney is a leek . Yeah, I know, that's one bad joke.)
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