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definition

acute generalized cortical ifraction of botg kideys

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diffyse cortical necrois is likely due to

combination of vasospams and DIC

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Diffuse cortical necrosis is associated with

1. obstetric catastrophe ( eg. abruptio placentae)
2. septic shock

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• Define diffuse cortical necrosis of the kidneys, and name two disease processes that are associated with it.

Acute generalized infarction of the cortices of both kidneys; associated with obstetric problems (e.g., abruptio placentae) and septic shock

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• The pathology behind diffuse cortical necrosis is thought to be a combination of which two pathological processes?

Vasospasm and DIC

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