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Renal toxicity of anti-rheumatic drugs

Sarah Bingham and Paul Emery

in Rheumatology and the Kidney

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print April 2012 | ISBN: 9780199579655
Published online February 2013 | e-ISBN: 9780191763472 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199579655.003.0148

Series: Oxford Clinical Nephrology Series

Renal toxicity of anti-rheumatic drugs

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1. Many conventional anti-rheumatic medications are nephrotoxic even in previously normal kidneys. 2. Patients must be monitored closely for toxicity while on these medications. 3. New biological medications have so far been associated with low renal toxicity and this has opened up new therapeutic options in patients with pre-existing renal impairment.

Chapter.  5291 words. 

Subjects: Nephrology

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