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Can alcohol and cocaine/speed abuse lead to nephritis?

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Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Addiction Medicine
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In brief: Yes

The combination of alcohol and Cocaine (cocaethylene) is very cardiotoxic may lead to coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy and heart failure, this can cause nephritis from poor vascular supply and also embolic phenomena arising from Cocaine

In brief: Yes

The combination of alcohol and Cocaine (cocaethylene) is very cardiotoxic may lead to coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy and heart failure, this can cause nephritis from poor vascular supply and also embolic phenomena arising from Cocaine
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Dr. Alan Wartenberg
Addiction Medicine

In brief: No

Nephritis is an inflammation of the kidney which can be caused by germs or by inflammatory diseases like rheumatic fever. Most cases are auto-immune.
Cocaine can damage the kidney by reducing blood flow to it, as it can to virtually any organ (heart attacks, strokes etc.). The combination of alcohol and Cocaine leads to a metabolite that is more toxic to the heart, and lasts longer. Get help.

In brief: No

Nephritis is an inflammation of the kidney which can be caused by germs or by inflammatory diseases like rheumatic fever. Most cases are auto-immune.
Cocaine can damage the kidney by reducing blood flow to it, as it can to virtually any organ (heart attacks, strokes etc.). The combination of alcohol and Cocaine leads to a metabolite that is more toxic to the heart, and lasts longer. Get help.
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