Case reports: cocaine-associated accelerated hypertension and renal failure

Am J Med Sci. 1996 Dec;312(6):295-8. doi: 10.1097/00000441-199612000-00008.

Abstract

These are two cases of cocaine abuse with the following previously unreported cocaine-associated features: 1) biopsy-proven accelerated/malignant hypertension, 2) association of cocaine with persistent hypertension, and 3) renal failure with rapid progression to end-stage renal disease that did not reverse following blood pressure control.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Biopsy
  • Cocaine / toxicity*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hypertension / complications
  • Hypertension / metabolism*
  • Hypertension / physiopathology
  • Kidney / metabolism
  • Kidney / pathology
  • Kidney Failure, Chronic / physiopathology
  • Male
  • Microscopy
  • Middle Aged
  • Renal Insufficiency / metabolism*
  • Substance-Related Disorders

Substances

  • Cocaine