phosphate nephropathy


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phosphate nephropathy

Precipitation of phosphate crystals in the renal tubules, e.g., after phosphate-containing laxatives are administered.
See also: nephropathy
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28) In this setting, the term phosphate nephropathy (rather than nephrocalcinosis) is preferred.
Since then, the agency has received reports of acute phosphate nephropathy with both prescription and OTC products, including 20 unique cases of kidney injury associated with the use of OsmoPrep.
Clinical and histopathological data suggest that the main mechanisms of phosphate nephropathy are direct tubulotoxic effects of marked hyperphosphatemia and depositions of calcium phosphate crystals in the distal tubule and the collecting ducts (3).