Tubulointerstitial Diseases

  • Stephen M. Bonsib
Chapter
Part of the Atlas of Anatomic Pathology book series (AAP)

Abstract

Tubulointerstitial diseases are the most common causes of acute and chronic renal failure. They may be classified in several different ways. An etiologic classification and classification by pattern of injury are probably the most common strategies. Each has certain limitations; for instance, the etiology of many tubulointerstitial diseases is not known. Conversely, some diseases have multiple patterns of injury, thus might be placed in more than one category. The author has chosen to use a combination of pattern of injury and etiology when the latter has certain diagnostically distinctive gross or microscopic features.

Keywords

Tuberculosis Pancreatitis Diarrhea Caffeine Oxalate 

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  1. 1.NephropathLittle RockUSA

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