What are the signs and symptoms of intrarenal azotemia?

Updated: Apr 24, 2020
  • Author: Moro O Salifu, MD, MPH, FACP; Chief Editor: Vecihi Batuman, MD, FASN  more...
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Patients with intrarenal azotemia may have a history of nocturia, polyuria, proteinuria, shock, and edema. There may be a personal or family history of congenital or systemic diseases, especially diabetes, hypertension, systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), other collagen vascular diseases, hepatitis B virus (HBV) infection, hepatitis C virus (HCV) infection, syphilis, multiple myeloma, and HIV infection.

Obtain a detailed medication history, looking for nephrotoxic medications (especially antibiotics, nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs [NSAIDs], angiotensin-converting enzyme [ACE] inhibitors, diuretics, and herbal remedies), chemical exposure, and intravenous (IV) drug abuse (which increases risk for HIV, HBV, and HCV infections).


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