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June 17, 2019

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anticoagulant nephropathy, Arkana Laboratories, renal pathology, kidney biopsy


The use of anticoagulant therapy (warfarin, dabigatran, rivaroxaban, among others) can result in AKI by causing glomerular hemorrhage and renal tubular obstruction by RBC casts. This may be a serious potential complication especially in older patients with underlying chronic kidney injury.


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Brodsky S, Satoskar A, et al. Acute Kidney Injury During Warfarin Therapy Associated with Obstructive Tubular Red blood Cell Casts: A Report of Nine Cases.  Am J Kidney Dis 54(6):1121-6, 2009.

Brodsky S, Nadasdy T, et al. Warfarin-related nephropathy occurs in patient with and without chronic kidney disease and is associated with an increased mortality rate.  Kidney Int 80:181-189, 2011.

Wheeler DS, Giugliano RP, Rangaswami J. Anticoagulation-related nephropathy. J Thromb Haemost 14: 461-467, 2016.