Kidney nontumor
Drug related toxicity
NSAID associated nephropathy

Author: Nikhil Sangle, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 26 March 2018, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: NSAID associated nephropathy pathology

Related topics: Analgesic nephropathy
Cite this page: Sangle, N. NSAID associated nephropathy. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/kidneynsaid.html. Accessed June 19th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • NSAIDs rarely cause acute renal failure due to inhibition of vasodilatory prostaglandins
  • May cause an acute hypersensitivity interstitial nephritis, acute interstitial nephritis and minimal change disease together, or membranous glomerulonephritis
Clinical features
Microscopic (histologic) images

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