Jose Martinez

Date of Award

Spring 5-31-1978

Document Type

Open Access Thesis

Degree Name

Medical Doctor (MD)


Renal papillary necrosis is a disease entity that has been recognized since 1878. Today, one hundred years later, a considerable amount of knowledge has been gathered about its possible etiologies, associated conditions, pathological pic ture, clinical manifestations, radiological features and mode of treatment. Very little is known, however, about prognosis of this disease. The literature is deficient of prognostic studies that may help the clinician predict the course of patients with renal papillary necrosis. This study is aimed to provide some answers to questions in the area of natural history and clinical features of this disease.


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