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What causes acute kidney failure?

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Dr. James Cain
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
2 doctors agree

In brief: Toxic insults

Low blood pressure, interruption of blood flow, obstruction of urine flow, drug allergies, toxic drugs, autoimmune disease, heart failure, chronic liver disease, sepsis, underlying problems such as diabetes and myeloma increase the chance for renal failure.
There are many causes, most are evident upon inspection of the patient, this requires expert attention and action to reverse the process.

In brief: Toxic insults

Low blood pressure, interruption of blood flow, obstruction of urine flow, drug allergies, toxic drugs, autoimmune disease, heart failure, chronic liver disease, sepsis, underlying problems such as diabetes and myeloma increase the chance for renal failure.
There are many causes, most are evident upon inspection of the patient, this requires expert attention and action to reverse the process.
Dr. James Cain
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Dr. Jack Rubin
Internal Medicine - Nephrology & Dialysis
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In brief: Acute renal failure

Acute renal failure (ARF) can arise from low blood pressure, from a loss of blood or sepsis, causing acute tubular necrosis of the kidneys.
Other causes are nephrotoxic agents, such as nsaid's. And urinary obstruction. Rhabdomyolysis, multiple myeloma, and acutely elevated uric acid levels to cancer treating agents can cause arf. Most ARF cases can recover their kidney function once treated.

In brief: Acute renal failure

Acute renal failure (ARF) can arise from low blood pressure, from a loss of blood or sepsis, causing acute tubular necrosis of the kidneys.
Other causes are nephrotoxic agents, such as nsaid's. And urinary obstruction. Rhabdomyolysis, multiple myeloma, and acutely elevated uric acid levels to cancer treating agents can cause arf. Most ARF cases can recover their kidney function once treated.
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