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June 1983

Acute Polyuric Renal Failure After Aspirin Intoxication

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Medicine, Nephrology Division, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City (Drs Rupp and Seaton), and the Renal Section, Veterans Administration Medical Center, Kansas City, Mo (Dr Wiegmann).

Arch Intern Med. 1983;143(6):1237-1238. doi:10.1001/archinte.1983.00350060169026

• Reversible acute polyuric renal failure was observed in a patient after the ingestion of an unusually large toxic (125 g) dose of aspirin. Renal dysfunction occurred in the absence of volume depletion or underlying renal impairment. These observations emphasize the need for careful monitoring of renal function in all patients with aspirin intoxication.

(Arch Intern Med 1983;143:1237-1238)