Spurious azotemia associated with 5-fluorocytosine therapy.

Abstract:

:A patient with false elevation of serum creatinine level due to 5-fluorocytosine (5-FC) is reported. 5-FC interferes with the enzymatic method used for creatinine determination in the Kodak Ektachem analyzer. Clinicians should be aware of the potential for spurious azotemia in patients receiving 5-FC therapy for fungal urinary tract infections.

journal_name

Urology

journal_title

Urology

authors

Colagiovanni SM,Meares EM Jr,Sant GR

doi

10.1016/0090-4295(90)80276-s

subject

Has Abstract

pub_date

1990-09-01 00:00:00

pages

283-5

issue

3

eissn

0090-4295

issn

1527-9995

pii

0090-4295(90)80276-S

journal_volume

36

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