Sunday, November 7, 2010


Contrast-medium-induced nephropathy is usually transient.  When does the serum creatinine level peak and when does it return to baseline?

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Daniel said...

peaks around day 3 and normalizes within two weeks.

mpak said...

peaks within 3-5 days, and returns to baseline within 10-14 days-Pak

ALoynd said...

Nephropathy has levels of creatinine with a peaks within 3 - 5 days and returns to baseline within 10 - 14 days
> however, acute failure requiring dialysis may take longer, peak at 5-10 days and take 14 - 21 to clear and return to baseline. (from our radiology friends at emedicine T.Gleeson and S. Bulugahapitiya)

Jeff said...

Contrast-induced nephropathy creatinine levels peak between three and five days and return to baseline between one and three weeks.

Kevin Sprague said...

Cr peaks within 3-5 days and returns to baseline within 10-14 days.

Contrast-induced nephropathy
Gleason & Bulugahpitiya
American Journal of Roentgenology
2004; 183:1673-1689