Renal papillary necrosis (mnemonic)

Dr Jeremy Jones et al.

Mnemonics for the causes of renal papillary necrosis are plentiful and include:

  • NSAID
  • postcards
  • AD SPORT C

The latter is a list of causes in order of incidence.

Mnemonics

NSAID

Most common causes:

  • N: non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
  • S: sickle cell disease
  • A: analgesic abuse
  • I: infection (e.g. pyelonephritis, tuberculosis)
  • D: diabetes mellitus or dehydration
POSTCARDS
AD SPORT C

This is a list of causes in order of incidence.

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Article information

rID: 22255
System: Urogenital
Section: Mnemonics
Tag: refs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Postcards
  • AD SPORT C

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