What causes afferent arteriolar vasoconstriction in acute kidney injury (AKI)?

Updated: Dec 24, 2020
  • Author: Biruh T Workeneh, MD, PhD, FASN; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Answer

Afferent arteriolar vasoconstriction can be caused by the following:

  • Hypercalcemia
  • Drugs - NSAIDs, amphotericin B, calcineurin inhibitors, norepinephrine, radiocontrast agents
  • Hepatorenal syndrome

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