JACQUES L. BERNHEIM, M.D.; ZEEV KORZETS, M.B., B.S.
To the editor: In their recent paper, Walshe and Venuto (1) ascribe a physiopathologic role to indomethacin in the induction of an acute deterioration in renal function. They conclude that the precipitation of such acute renal failure is more likely to occur in states perceived by the kidney as being salt depleted, as is their case with congestive cardiac failure. We previously published a case report in 1976 (2) that lends support to their findings and conclusions.
Our female patient had a histologically proven diagnosis of mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis and high renin hypertension. She was admitted in severe congestive heart failure
JACQUES L. BERNHEIM, ZEEV KORZETS. Indomethacin-lnduced Renal Failure. Ann Intern Med. 1979;91:792. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-91-5-792_2
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