Saudi Journal of Kidney Diseases and Transplantation

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2018  |  Volume : 29  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 971--975

Acute renal infarction induced by heavy marijuana smoking


Abdullah K Al-Hwiesh, Hussein Bahbhani, Amani Alhwiesh, Ibraheem Saad, Fahad AlMohama 
 Department of Nephrology, King Fahd University Hospital, Alkhobar, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Prof. Abdullah K Al-Hwiesh
Department of Nephrology, King Fahd University Hospital, Alkhobar
Saudi Arabia

Acute renal infarction usually occurs in patients with severe atherosclerosis or valvular heart disease. We here report a 42-year Saudi male who presented with severe abdominal pain nausea and vomiting associated with hematuria, after heavy smoking of marijuana. Computed tomography abdomen revealed bilateral renal infarction. Serum anti phospholipids antibody and anti-cardio lipid antibody were positive. To the best of our knowledge, the association between marijuana and secondary lupus anticoagulant-induced renal infarction has not been reported previously.


How to cite this article:
Al-Hwiesh AK, Bahbhani H, Alhwiesh A, Saad I, AlMohama F. Acute renal infarction induced by heavy marijuana smoking.Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl 2018;29:971-975


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Al-Hwiesh AK, Bahbhani H, Alhwiesh A, Saad I, AlMohama F. Acute renal infarction induced by heavy marijuana smoking. Saudi J Kidney Dis Transpl [serial online] 2018 [cited 2020 Aug 12 ];29:971-975
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