Renal-artery stenosis in a patient with Takayasu's arteritis

Delles, C. , Weidner, S., Schobel, H. and Rupprecht, H. (2002) Renal-artery stenosis in a patient with Takayasu's arteritis. Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation, 17(7), pp. 1339-1341. (doi: 10.1093/ndt/17.7.1339)

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Renal‐artery stenosis is the basis of ischaemic nephropathy and is associated with renovascular hypertension. In patients with renal‐artery stenosis, acute renal failure may occur due to several reasons such as treatment with an angiotensin converting enzyme inhibitor or spontaneous progression of renal‐artery stenosis to occlusion [1]. In patients with a solitary kidney, occlusion of the renal artery causes anuric acute renal failure. Rapid diagnosis and treatment are the cornerstones of kidney survival. Following revascularization, the underlying cause of the renal‐artery occlusion has to be elucidated. We present a patient who had severe renal‐artery stenosis due to Takayasu's arteritis. In such patients, further diagnostic procedures are mandatory to diagnose the extent of the disease. Appropriate local and systemic therapy has to be initiated for other organ manifestations and to prevent recurrence of the disease.

Item Type:Articles
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Delles, Professor Christian
Authors: Delles, C., Weidner, S., Schobel, H., and Rupprecht, H.
College/School:College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences
College of Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences > Institute of Cardiovascular and Medical Sciences
Journal Name:Nephrology Dialysis Transplantation
Publisher:Oxford University Press
ISSN (Online):1460-2385

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