Acute Tubular Necrosis (ATN) complications
Acute Tubular Necrosis (ATN)

Complications could include:

  • Your kidneys are responsible for filtering excess fluids and waste products from your blood. This waste is then eliminated in your urine. Chronic kidney failure refers to the loss of kidney function over months or years. In the severe stage, dange...
  • One life-threatening complication of infection is sepsis, which often occurs in people who are elderly or have weak immune systems. Patches of discolored skin is a symptom of severe sepsis.
  • High blood pressure (hypertension) increases your risk for heart attack, stroke, coronary heart disease, and other serious health problems. Left untreated, high blood pressure can damage blood vessels and vital organs.
  • High blood pressure itself usually causes no symptoms, so it is easy to ignore. Left untreated, however, it can quietly damage your body for years. Eventually, it can lead to serious complications, such as heart attack, heart failure, stroke, kidn...
  • If the bleeding occurs in your esophagus, stomach, or initial portion of the small intestine, it is considered upper GI bleeding.
  • Congestive heart failure (CHF) is a chronic condition that affects the chambers of your heart. CHF refers to fluid buildup around your heart.
  • Pulmonary edema is a condition in which the lungs fill with fluid. When this occurs, the body struggles to get enough oxygen, often resulting in breathlessness, coughing, excessive sweating, and bluish skin or lips.
  • Cyanosis refers to a bluish cast to the skin and mucous membranes, like inside the mouth or the lips.
  • A urinary tract infection (UTI) in children is a fairly common condition. According to the National Kidney and Urologic Diseases Information Clearing House (NKUDIC), approximately three percent of children in the United States get a UTI each year ...
  • UTIs are usually caused by bacteria and can occur in any part of the urinary tract. Symptoms of upper UTIs include pain in the upper back, chills, fever, and nausea.
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