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I read in articles that the dye used for a contrast abdominal/renal CT scan can cause many severe side effects including renal damage/failure. True?

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In brief: True

IV contrast can cause severe allergic reactions in some people, especially those allergic to iodine or shellfish.
IV contrast is removed from the body by the kidneys. If one is dehydrated or has baseline kidney dysfunction, administration of contrast may worsen kidney function, leading to temporary or permanent kidney failure

In brief: True

IV contrast can cause severe allergic reactions in some people, especially those allergic to iodine or shellfish.
IV contrast is removed from the body by the kidneys. If one is dehydrated or has baseline kidney dysfunction, administration of contrast may worsen kidney function, leading to temporary or permanent kidney failure
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