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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 28  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 240--243

Hidden in plain sight: An unusual cause of rapidly progressive renal failure

SV Vyahalkar1, NM Dedhia1, MM Bahadur1, GS Sheth1, VK Joglekar2, VM Sawardekar2, SS Khan2, SM Shaikh2 
1 Department of Nephrology, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India
2 Department of General Medicine, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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S V Vyahalkar
Department of Nephrology, Grant Medical College and Sir JJ Group of Hospitals, Mumbai - 400 008, Maharashtra
India

Hyperoxaluria and resultant oxalate nephropathy are infrequently reported causes of irreversible renal failure. A rapid decline in renal function in an otherwise insidiously progressive oxalate nephropathy may be triggered by various superimposed insults like the use of nephrotoxic drugs. We present the case of a patient with rapidly progressive renal failure due to oxalate nephropathy that lead to a retrospective diagnosis of chronic pancreatitis. This case highlights the importance of timely assessment for enteric hyperoxaluria in patients with unexplained renal failure of tubulointerstitial nature.

How to cite this article:
Vyahalkar S V, Dedhia N M, Bahadur M M, Sheth G S, Joglekar V K, Sawardekar V M, Khan S S, Shaikh S M. Hidden in plain sight: An unusual cause of rapidly progressive renal failure.Indian J Nephrol 2018;28:240-243

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Vyahalkar S V, Dedhia N M, Bahadur M M, Sheth G S, Joglekar V K, Sawardekar V M, Khan S S, Shaikh S M. Hidden in plain sight: An unusual cause of rapidly progressive renal failure. Indian J Nephrol [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Feb 28 ];28:240-243
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