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Mesalazine induced interstitial nephritis.

Authors
  • Thuluvath, P J
  • Ninkovic, M
  • Calam, J
  • Anderson, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Gut
Publication Date
Oct 01, 1994
Volume
35
Issue
10
Pages
1493–1496
Identifiers
PMID: 7959212
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

5-Aminosalicylic acid (5-ASA) has structural similarities to both phenacetin and aspirin, which are known to cause 'analgesic nephropathy'. Because of the increasing use of 5-ASA, this paper draws attention to two cases of severe interstitial nephritis resulting from 5-ASA and emphasises the importance of monitoring renal functions of patients with inflammatory bowel diseases who are receiving 5-ASA preparations.

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