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Valacyclovir-associated acute kidney injury

Abstract

A man in his 70s presented to hospital with an acute kidney injury. He recently had started taking valacyclovir for treatment of shingles. The valacyclovir was stopped and his acute kidney injury improved. Work-up for other causes of acute kidney injury was negative and he was diagnosed with valacyclovir-associated acute kidney injury. He was discharged home after four days in the hospital with improving renal function.

  • Pharmacology and therapeutics
  • Acute renal failure

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