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Acute Asymmetrical Neuritis Associated with Rapid Ultrafiltration Dialysis

Br Med J 1972; 2 doi: (Published 29 April 1972) Cite this as: Br Med J 1972;2:252
  1. Alain Meyrier,
  2. Michel Fardeau,
  3. Gabriel Richet


    Three patients with chronic renal failure treated by haemodialysis developed acute asymmetrical sensory and motor neuropathies when ultrafiltration was induced to treat oedema. The neuropathies were characteristic of acute mononeuritis multiplex rather than uraemic polyneuritis, and we give our reasons for believing that they were not caused by toxic uraemic metabolites but by an ischaemic process due to vasoconstriction resulting from ultrafiltration.