Renal papillary necrosis following phenacetin excess.

  title={Renal papillary necrosis following phenacetin excess.},
  author={Alistair J. Cochran and David H. Lawson and Adam L. Linton},
  journal={Scottish medical journal},
  volume={12 7},
REN A L papillary necrosis has been recognised as a pathological entity for many years. Early clinical reports suggested that while renal infection might be the direct cause of the condition, there was almost always an additional factor present, either diabetes mellitus or urinary tract obstruction. For example, Mandel in 1952 reviewed 160 cases of renal papillary necrosis reported in the literature, and found that diabetes or obstruction had been present in 144 of them. Over the past few years… 

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