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Synergistic Effect of Intravenous Immunoglobulins and Iodinated Contrast Media on Renal Function

Keywords: Acute Renal Failure , Contrast Media , Intravenous Immunoglobulins

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Acute renal failure is one of the side effects while using intravenous immunoglobulins. This complication is also observed with iodinated contrast media. Herein, we describe a patient with acute renal failure who received intravenous immunoglobulins and iodinated contrast media concomitantly. Both drugs are responsible for osmotic nephrosis. The same effect on renal cells may explain a synergistic effect on renal function.

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