Acute interstitial nephritis associated with vancomycin therapy

Arch Intern Med. 1988 Oct;148(10):2139-40.


Nephrotoxicity due to vancomycin is relatively uncommon and usually occurs in patients receiving concomitant therapy with an aminoglycoside or in patients with preexisting renal disease receiving prolonged courses of therapy and who exhibited excessive serum levels. We treated a healthy young woman who developed acute interstitial nephritis and moderate reversible azotemia associated with intravenous vancomycin hydrochloride therapy.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Acute Disease
  • Adult
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Injections, Intravenous
  • Nephritis, Interstitial / chemically induced*
  • Sepsis / drug therapy
  • Staphylococcal Infections / drug therapy
  • Surgical Wound Infection / drug therapy
  • Uremia / chemically induced*
  • Vancomycin / adverse effects*


  • Vancomycin