Analgesic nephropathy: an important cause of chronic renal failure.

  title={Analgesic nephropathy: an important cause of chronic renal failure.},
  author={J. Cove-Smith and M. Knapp},
  journal={The Quarterly journal of medicine},
  volume={47 185},
Study of case-notes and autopsy reports of patients with renal disease suggests that analgesic nephropathy is responsible for at least 12 per cent of cases of chronic renal failure, Between 1970 and 1975 eight new cases of analgesic nephropathy were seen annually in a population of three-quarters of a million. This is equivalent to an incidence of 490 new cases per year in England and Wales. Fifty-five patients with analgesic nephropathy were followed from one to 84 months for a total of 190… Expand