Heroin-associated nephropathy

  title={Heroin-associated nephropathy},
  author={R. Dettmeyer and J. Preuss and H. Wollersen and B. Madea},
  journal={Expert Opinion on Drug Safety},
  pages={19 - 28}
  • R. Dettmeyer, J. Preuss, +1 author B. Madea
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine
  • Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
  • Since the first reports in the late 1960s and early 1970s there have been numerous studies describing the clinical and pathological features of renal diseases associated with chronic parenteral abuse of heroin, cocaine, morphine, amphetamine, and other narcotic and hallucinogenic drugs, including several adulterants. The past 35years have witnessed an explosive growth in illicit drug use in many parts of the world. Meanwhile, drug addict nephropathy constitutes an important cause of end-stage… CONTINUE READING
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