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History and Symptoms

Clinical findings in analgesic nephropathy[1]
Finding Proportion affected
Headache 35-100%
Pyuria 50-100%
Anemia 60-90%
Hypertension 15-70%
Gastrointestinal symptoms 40-60%
Urinary tract infection 30-60%

Common findings in patients with analgesic nephropathy include headache, anemia, high blood pressure (hypertension), and white blood cells in the urine (pyuria).[1] Some individuals with analgesic nephropathy may also have protein in their urine (proteinuria).[2]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Murray TG, Goldberg M (1978). "Analgesic-associated nephropathy in the U.S.A.: epidemiologic, clinical and pathogenetic features". Kidney Int. 13 (1): 64–71. PMID 713270. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)
  2. Nanra RS, Stuart-Taylor J, de Leon AH, White KH (1978). "Analgesic nephropathy: etiology, clinical syndrome, and clinicopathologic correlations in Australia". Kidney Int. 13 (1): 79–92. PMID 362034. Unknown parameter |month= ignored (help)

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