Disease Information for Renal cortical necrosis

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Acute Back Pain
Back Pain
Backache
Oliguria/Decreased urine output
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Subacute
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings (Non Measured)
Renal function abnormalities (Lab)
URINE Dipstick/Leukocytes Positive
URINE Pyuria
URINE Sediment/Urinalysis abnormal
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
BUN/Blood urea nitrogen (Lab)
URINE Leukocytes
Diagnostic Test Results
Pathology
BX/Renal Abnormal
Isotope Scan
Isotope/Renal Scan Abnormal
CT Scan
CT Scan/CTA Abdomen Abnormal
X-RAY With contrast
IVP/Abnormal (intravenous pyelogram)
Ultrasound
Ultrasound/Renal/Kidneys echogenic cortex bilateral
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Acute anuria/renal failure
Acute Renal Failure
Azotemia in Elderly
Azotemia/Acute
Nephrocalcinosis
Pyuria
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Primary renal disease (ex)
CLASS/Renal/kidney involvement/disorder (ex)
CLASS/Urologic (category)
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Mechanical Hemolysis
Pathophysiology/Decreased glomerular filtration
Pathophysiology/Renal tubular dystrophy
Process
PROCESS/Arteriosclerosis/vascular/venous (category)
PROCESS/Necrosis (ex)
PROCESS/Use/Age/atrophic disorder (category)
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
SX/Renal transplant
Definition

The death of all the functioning renal cells of the kidney cortex with continued viability of the majority of the medullary units. It is due usually to the arterial distribution peculiar to the kidney which makes the renal cortex more susceptible to diminished blood flow.

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