Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis

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Acute tubulointerstitial nephritis (ATIN) is a common disorder characterized by a spectrum of clinical manifestations ranging from asymptomatic urinary abnormalities to acute oliguric renal failure. Tubular dysfunction out of proportion to the degree of renal failure is an important clue to the diagnosis. This review describes its pathogenesis, pathophysiology, diagnosis, differential diagnosis and therapy, emphasizing the drug-induced form of ATIN.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)392-410
Number of pages19
JournalAmerican Journal of the Medical Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1990



  • Acute renal failure
  • Drugs
  • Hyperkalemic hyperchloremic metabolic acidosis
  • Tubulointerstitial nephritis

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  • Medicine(all)

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