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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 17  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 14-16

Atheroembolic renal disease following thrombolysis


1 Department of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India
2 Department of Pathology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences, Kochi, India

Correspondence Address:
V N Unni
Dept. of Nephrology, Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences and Research Centre, Elamakkara P.O, Cochin - 682 026
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.35015

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Cholesterol embolization is a serious multisystem disorder that may occur following arteriography, vascular surgery and, uncommonly, following thrombolysis or anticoagulation in elderly patients, but the diagnosis is often missed. We report a case of atheroembolic renal disease that occurred following thrombolysis for pulmonary thrombus.






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