Last reviewed: November 2017
Last updated: November  2017

Summary

Differentials

Common

  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Diabetic nephropathy
  • Systemic vasculitis
  • Nephrotoxic medications/fenofibrate-associated creatinine increase
  • Radiocontrast-induced nephropathy (RCIN)
  • ACE inhibitors and angiotensin II receptor blockers
  • Inhibitors of tubular creatinine secretion
  • Shock
  • Volume depletion
  • Hypertension
  • Congestive heart failure
  • Renal vein thrombosis
  • Pre-eclampsia
  • Acute interstitial nephritis
  • Acute tubular necrosis
  • Cardiac surgery
  • Nephrectomy
  • Renal transplant rejection
  • Biological serum creatinine variation

Uncommon

  • Radiotherapy
  • Endogenous nephrotoxins
  • Renal artery stenosis
  • Traumatic renal infarction
  • Multiple cholesterol emboli syndrome
  • Obstructive uropathy
  • Creatine supplementation
  • Heredofamilial kidney disease
  • Methodological variations of measurement of creatinine
  • Assay-interfering substances

Contributors

Authors VIEW ALL

Michiko Shimada

Assistant Professor of Medicine

Division of Cardiology, Respiratory Medicine, and Nephrology

Hirosaki University Graduate School of Medicine

Hirosaki

Japan

Disclosures

MS declares that she has no competing interests.

Bhagwan Dass

Associate Professor of Medicine

Division of Hospital Medicine

University of Florida

Gainesville

FL

Disclosures

BD declares that he has no competing interests.

A. Ahsan Ejaz

Professor of Medicine

Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation

University of Florida

Gainesville

FL

Disclosures

AAE declares that he has no competing interests.

Dr Michiko Shimada, Dr Bhagwan Dass, and Dr A. Ahsan Ejaz would like to gratefully acknowledge Dr Puneet Sood, a previous contributor to this monograph. PS declares that he has no competing interests.

Peer reviewers VIEW ALL

Consultant Nephrologist

Royal Derby Hospital

Derby

UK

Disclosures

JL has been reimbursed by Abbott for attending several conferences. JL has also received a fee from Shire for attending an advisory board meeting.

Professor of Medicine

Division of Nephrology, Hypertension and Transplantation

University of Florida

Gainesville

FL

Disclosures

ZT declares that he has no competing interests.

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