Isopropyl Alcohol Ingestion Presenting as Pseudorenal Failure Due to Acetone Interference

Mahathi R. Adla, MD; Julio A. Gonzalez-Paoli, MD; Stephen I. Rifkin, MD, FACP, FASN


South Med J. 2009;102(8):867-869. 

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Several case reports in the past have described the so-called "pseudo" renal failure due to substances interfering with the colorimetric assay for serum creatinine. Our case report highlights the use of an arterial blood gas analyzer as a stat measure of creatinine which avoids this interference and gives an accurate serum creatinine measurement within minutes.


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