oa South African Medical Journal - Acute renal failure in Indian and Black patients

Volume 49, Issue 46
  • ISSN : 0256-9574
  • E-ISSN: 2078-5135



This preliminary study of 50 patients suffering from acute renal failure showed the aetiology to be medical in 30 patients, gynaecological in g patients, obstetric in 6 patients, and surgical in 5 patients. The commonest medical causes of acute renal failure were septicaemia and nephrotoxins (mainly from herbal medicines).

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