Heroin-associated nephropathy. A nationwide problem.

@article{Cunningham1983HeroinassociatedNA,
  title={Heroin-associated nephropathy. A nationwide problem.},
  author={Everarda Cunningham and Maria A. Zielezny and Rocco C. Venuto},
  journal={JAMA},
  year={1983},
  volume={250 21},
  pages={
          2935-6
        }
}
Heroin-associated nephropathy (HAN) is a common cause of end-stage renal disease (ESRD) among 18- to 45-year-old patients in the Buffalo area. To assess the importance of HAN nationwide, a questionnaire was sent to 130 dialysis units or sections of nephrology throughout the United States. Fourteen metropolitan areas represented by 23 respondents reported 98 cases of HAN. Ninety-two patients (93.9%) were black. Black men made up the single largest group, with 77 patients (78.6%). The ESRD had… CONTINUE READING
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