Cocaine-induced renal infarction: report of a case and review of the literature

@article{Bemanian2005CocaineinducedRI,
  title={Cocaine-induced renal infarction: report of a case and review of the literature},
  author={Shahrooz Bemanian and Mazda Motallebi and S. Masoud Nosrati},
  journal={BMC Nephrology},
  year={2005},
  volume={6},
  pages={10 - 10}
}
BACKGROUND Cocaine abuse has been known to have detrimental effects on the cardiovascular system. Its toxicity has been associated with myocardial ischemia, cerebrovascular accidents and mesenteric ischemia. The pathophysiology of cocaine-related renal injury is multifactorial and involves renal hemodynamic changes, alterations in glomerular matrix synthesis, degradation and oxidative stress, and possibly induction of renal atherogenesis. Renal infarction as a result of cocaine exposure… CONTINUE READING
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