The morphologic diagnosis of analgesic (phenacetin) abuse.

  title={The morphologic diagnosis of analgesic (phenacetin) abuse.},
  author={Michael J{\"o}rg Mihatsch and Joachim Torhorst and Erwin Steinmann and Helene Hofer and M Stickelberger and Leonardo Bianchi and K. H. Berneis and Hans Ulrich Zollinger},
  journal={Pathology, research and practice},
  volume={164 1},
A number of different morphologic characteristics were examined to determine their relative values in establishing a purely morphologic diagnosis of phenacetin abuse. These included hyperpigmentation of the skin, the costal cartilages, the liver, and the renal tubules, and capillarosclerosis of the lower urinary tract. Hyperpigmentation of the skin, liver, and renal tubules cannot be used in the diagnosis of phenacetin abuse. Massive brown pigmentation of the costal cartilages in patients under… CONTINUE READING