JOHN E. ENGLE, M.D.; JOSEPH DRAGO, M.D.; BRUCE CARLIN, M.D.; ANTON C. SCHOOLWERTH, M.D.
We recently treated a patient with oliguric acute renal failure after cephalothin (Keflin®) therapy.
This 48-year-old man was referred to the M. S. Hershey Medical Center because of azotemia and oliguria. Twelve days before admission he was admitted to another hospital for right renal colic. His blood urea nitrogen (BUN) was 15 mg/dl; an intravenous pyelogram showed a normal left kidney and nonvisualization of the right kidney, with several calcific densities in the area of the right kidney. Because of fever, he was given cephalothin intravenously, 16 g/day for 8 days. On the eighth day of therapy, oliguria was noted,
ENGLE JE, DRAGO J, CARLIN B, SCHOOLWERTH AC. Reversible Acute Renal Failure After Cephalothin. Ann Intern Med. 1975;83:232–233. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-83-2-232_2
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1975;83(2):232-233.
Acute Kidney Injury, Nephrology.
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