Acyclovir carries the risk of causing acute nephropathy - Article 2. - GreenMedInfo Summary
An Med Interna. 1995 Oct;12(10):501-2. PMID: 8519942
Servicio de Nefrología, Hospital Clínico-Universitario, Valladolid.
We are presenting the case of a seventy-six year old male infected with Herpes zoster of the trigeminal nerve. He had no previous nephropathology, but developed acute renal failure following the administration of an intravenous bolus of Acyclovir. The existing literature was reviewed. Possible pathogenic mechanisms are discussed, and precautions against nephrotoxicity are emphasized.