Which renal findings are characteristic of cocaine toxicity?

Updated: Dec 31, 2020
  • Author: Lynn Barkley Burnett, MD, EdD, JD; Chief Editor: Sage W Wiener, MD  more...
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Vascular spasm may cause renal infarction. Cocaine may also exacerbate renal susceptibility to rhabdomyolysis by causing hyperthermia, vasoconstriction, and/or hypotension secondary to hypovolemia or MI.

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