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Introduction

  • Michael Boulton-Jones
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Abstract

Renal function fails abruptly in a bewildering variety of clinical situations which lack any common clinical pattern. This makes it impossible to define acute renal failure in the same way as heart failure or liver failure. Even oliguria, the commonest sign, is not invariably present. As a result, the detection of acute renal failure (ARF) depends on biochemical tests, which are fortunately simple to perform and are commonly available.
Table 1.

Causes of acute renal failure.

Keywords

Acute Renal Failure Thrombotic Thrombocytopenic Purpura Acute Tubular Necrosis Haemolytic Uraemic Syndrome Hepatorenal Syndrome 
These keywords were added by machine and not by the authors. This process is experimental and the keywords may be updated as the learning algorithm improves.

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© MTP Press Limited 1981

Authors and Affiliations

  • Michael Boulton-Jones
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  1. 1.Royal InfirmaryGlasgowUK

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