Acute Renal Failure in Diabetics

  • Ana Grenfell


Acute renal failure in the patient with diabetes is uncommon [1] and has the same aetiology as in the non-diabetic. However, certain situations such as hypovolaemia and sepsis which may lead to acute renal failure occur more frequently in the diabetic patient. The increased prevalence of cardiovascular disease may also lead to renal impairment as a result of complications of ischaemic heart disease or renal artery atherosclerosis. In addition the high prevalence of chronic renal disease make the diabetic particularly susceptible to the development of acute renal failure.


Diabetic Patient Diabetic Nephropathy Acute Renal Failure Angiotensin Converting Enzyme Inhibitor Renal Artery Stenosis 
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  • Ana Grenfell
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  1. 1.The Jeffrey Kelson Diabetic CentreCentral Middlesex Hospital NHS TrustLondonUnited Kingdom

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