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Kidney Papillary Necrosis MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Kidney Papillary Necrosis
Tree Number(s)
C12.050.351.968.419.493
C12.200.777.419.493
C12.950.419.493
Unique ID
D007681
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D007681
Scope Note
A complication of kidney diseases characterized by cell death involving KIDNEY PAPILLA in the KIDNEY MEDULLA. Damages to this area may hinder the kidney to concentrate urine resulting in POLYURIA. Sloughed off necrotic tissue may block KIDNEY PELVIS or URETER. Necrosis of multiple renal papillae can lead to KIDNEY FAILURE.
Entry Term(s)
Renal Medullary Necrosis
Renal Papillitis, Necrotizing
NLM Classification #
WJ 351
Public MeSH Note
67; was PYELONEPHRITIS, ACUTE NECROTIZING 1963-66
Online Note
use KIDNEY PAPILLARY NECROSIS to search PYELONEPHRITIS, ACUTE NECROTIZING 1966
History Note
67; was PYELONEPHRITIS, ACUTE NECROTIZING 1963-66
Date Established
1967/01/01
Date of Entry
1999/01/01
Revision Date
2021/06/30
Kidney Papillary Necrosis Preferred
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