Renal papillary necrosis is a disorder of the kidneys in which all or part renal papillae die. The renal papillae is the area where the openings of the collecting ducts enter the kidney.
Necrosis - renal papillae; Renal medullary necrosis
Causes, incidence, and risk factors
Renal papillary necrosis is most commonly associated with
- Kidney infection
- Kidney transplant rejection
- Urinary tract obstruction
Sickle cell anemia
Sickle cell anemia is a common cause of renal papillary necrosis in children.