Néphrologie & Thérapeutique


Acute renal cortical necrosis in pregnancy: Clinical course and changing prognosis Volume 13, issue 7, Décembre 2017


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1 IntroductionRenal cortical necrosis (RCN) in pregnancy is a rare entity that accounts for 2% of all cases of acute renal failure (ARF) in adults and 15–20% of ARF during the third trimester of pregnancy in developed nations [1]. However, RCN incidence is higher in developing countries ranging from 6–7% of all cases of acute renal failure [2]. RCN is secondary to ischemic necrosis of the renal cortex, and lesions are usually caused by significantly diminished renal arterial perfusion resulting from [...]