Can Antibiotics Cause Kidney Failure?

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Definition

Acute tubular necrosis is a kidney disorder involving damage to the tubule cells of the kidneys, resulting in acute kidney failure.


Alternative Names

Necrosis - renal tubular; ATN; Necrosis - acute tubular


Causes, incidence, and risk factors

Acute tubular necrosis (ATN) is caused by lack of oxygen to the kidney tissues (ischemia of the kidneys).

The internal structures of the kidney, particularly the tissues of the kidney tubule, become damaged or destroyed. ATN is one of the most common...

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