Renal Papillary Necrosis

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Renal papillary necrosis refers to ischemic necrosis of the papilla in the medulla of the kidneys.

Renal papillary necrosis occurs in association with the following conditions:

  • Use of analgesics

  • Diabetes mellitus (DM) with infection (no increase occurs with uncomplicated DM)

  • Urinary tract infection

  • Urinary tract obstruction

  • Haemoglobinopathies, such as sickle cell disease

  • Prolonged hypotension

  • Renal vein thrombosis

  • Congestive heart failure

  • Cirrhosis

  • Haemophilia

  • Christmas disease

  • Paediatric gastroenteritis (infants)

  • Severe neonatal jaundice

  • Severe dehydration

  • Acidosis and respiratory distress

Category: Medicine Notes



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