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RENAL BIOPSY

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RENAL BIOPSY

1. Biopsy is used to diagnose unexplained causes of acute kidney injury, nephrotic syndrome, and glomerulonephritis.

2. In transplant patients, it is routinely utilized to evaluate increases in the serum Cr to distinguish between medication toxicity, ATN, viral infections, and acute rejection.


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REFERENCES

1. Wilkinson, I. (2017). Oxford handbook of clinical medicine. Oxford: Oxford University Press.
2. Hannaman, R. A., Bullock, L., Hatchell, C. A., & Yoffe, M. (2016). Internal medicine review core curriculum, 2017-2018. CO Springs, CO: MedStudy.
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Ⓒ A. Manickam 2018

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