SAMUEL SNYDER, D.O.; BRENDAN P. TEEHAN, M.D.
To the editor: Hart and associates (1) report a syndrome of mild reversible renal failure caused by suprofen, but did not determine a pathogenetic mechanism. The following case, characteristic of the described syndrome, was diagnosed as allergic interstitial nephritis.
A 27-year-old white man presented with a 1-day history of dull mid-back and flank pain, dysuria, tea-colored urine, and chills. Medical history included crush injuries of both lower extremities 6 years ago, for which he still required aspirin and acetominophen with codeine on a daily basis. In the 24 to 36 hours before admission, he took two doses of suprofen for
SNYDER S, TEEHAN BP. Suprofen and Renal Failure. Ann Intern Med. 1987;106:776. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-106-5-776_1
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1987;106(5):776.
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