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Atheroembolic renal disease: A case series


 Renopath, Center for Renal and Urological Pathology, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

Correspondence Address:
Anila A Kurien,
Renopath, Center for Renal and Urological Pathology, No 27 and 28, VMT Nagar, Kolathur, Chennai, Tamil Nadu - 600 099
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DOI: 10.4103/ijn.IJN_265_18

Atheroembolic renal disease (AERD), a part of systemic cholesterol embolization syndrome, is caused by the occlusion of small arteries in the kidneys by cholesterol crystal emboli from ulcerated atherosclerotic plaques. Kidney is commonly involved because of its proximity to the abdominal aorta and its enormous blood supply. AERD is an under diagnosed condition. We report eight cases of AERD, highlighting the variability in its clinical presentation and the importance of a renal biopsy to arrive at a definitive diagnosis.


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