• Acute renal failure developed in a patient after she received cimetidine therapy. A renal biopsy specimen showed acute interstitial nephritis. Withdrawal of cimetidine therapy led to improvement of renal function. Rechailenge with cimetidine occurred during prednisone therapy. Renal function continued to improve, but worsened when the treatment with these steroids was discontinued.
(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:811-812)