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What is the difference between acute renal failure and acute tubular necrosis?

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Dr. James Lin
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Acute renal failure is a general term denoting kidneys not able to good enough to manage water and electrolytes due to acute conditions such as shocks from various reasons, and acute tubular necrosis denotes what can be seen in kidney tissue under microscopic exam if biopsy is done, but not necessary for almost all cases.
Clinically, they all tell us kidneys not working enough from acute causes.

In brief: Here are some...

Acute renal failure is a general term denoting kidneys not able to good enough to manage water and electrolytes due to acute conditions such as shocks from various reasons, and acute tubular necrosis denotes what can be seen in kidney tissue under microscopic exam if biopsy is done, but not necessary for almost all cases.
Clinically, they all tell us kidneys not working enough from acute causes.
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