A 71-year-old woman with abdominal pain and acute renal failure

Schattner, Ami; Kopolovic, Juri; Melzer, Ehud; Rapoport, Jayson
August 2007
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;8/28/2007, Vol. 177 Issue 5, p454
Academic Journal
Case Study
The article presents a case study of a 71-year-old woman presented to the hospital in emergency with a 6-week history of pain in the abdomen and nausea without vomiting. Her nausea was not related to food consumption and was not accompanied by weight loss or fever. She had type 2 diabetes mellitus. Her kidney biopsy showed 7 normal glomeruli with mild thickening of Bowman's capsule. She was diagnosed with acute hyperphosphatemia associated with oral phosphate used for bowel cleansing.


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