Thirsty Kidneys: Case Report

G. Sangeetha, Sunitha Ramasamy, Mahalakshmi Rajan, Saji James


Contrast induced nephropathy is a reversible form of acute kidney injury occurs following administration of radio-contrast agents. It is associated with serious adverse short and long-term outcomes. The risk is negligible in children with normal renal function but increased in children with underlying kidney disease, dehydration and on nephrotoxic drugs. Contrast induced nephropathy is defined as increase in serum creatinine by >0.5 mg/dL or 25% increase from baseline within 48 to 72 hours of contrast administration. It is one of the commonest cause of hospital acquired acute kidney injury. We present a case of 10 years old boy with normal kidney function who developed acute kidney injury following intravenous contrast administration.

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