Risk factors of acute phosphate nephropathy (APN)

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Risk factors of acute phosphate nephropathy

What are risk factors for the development of acute phosphate nephropathy (APN)?

Oral sodium phosphate-containing purgatives used for colonoscopy preparation can cause both acute and chronic kidney disease (CKD).

The acute form is called acute phosphate nephropathy.

The following factors increase risk for development of acute phosphate nephropathy.

It is notable that two-thirds of patients that developed acute phosphate nephropathy had three or more of these risk factors.

Acute phosphate nephropathy may resolve or progress to Chronic Kidney Disease.

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