Kidney nontumor
Drug related toxicity
Oxycodone nephropathy

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

Revised: 26 March 2018, last major update September 2012

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PubMed Search: Oxycodone nephropathy

Cite this page: Sangle, N. Oxycodone nephropathy. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/kidneyoxycodone.html. Accessed May 25th, 2018.
Definition / general
  • Intravenous injection of suppositories containing oxycodone may cause granulomatous glomerulonephritis and subsequent renal failure (Hum Pathol 1998;29:1246)
  • May also cause widespread tubulointerstitial involvement, with fibrillar deposits in glomeruli and tubular basement membranes (Hum Pathol 2002;33:783)
Clinical features
Positive stains