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Archive » 2011 » 3 » | Archive » Medical field » Fields » Internal Medicine » Archive » Medical field » Fields » Toxicology »

Cocaine Induced Acute Renal Failure

 
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Acute renal failure is characterised by a rapid decline in glomerular filtration rate over hours 341 to days. Causes of acute renal failure are varied and include cocaine abuse. Cocaine can lead to acute renal failure directly (via vasoconstriction) or indirectly (via rhabdomyolysis). The paper presents the case of a 29 year old man with acute renal failure due to rhabdomyoly­sis, direct effects of cocaine, alcohol abuse and dehydration. Rhabdomyolysis probably occur­red due to muscle compression, cocaine and alcohol abuse. The patient needed dialysis.

Authors:
Hojs Nina, Bevc Sebastjan

Keywords:
acute renal failure, cocaine, rhabdomyolysis

Cite as:
Med Razgl. 2011; 50: 341–6.

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