It can cause pain and a sterile pyuria.
An IVU may show 'cup and spill' calyces.
Causes of renal papillary necrosis may be recalled as 'POSTCARDS'
- obstruction of renal tract
- cirrhosis of liver
- analgesic nephropathy
- renal transplant rejection
- sickle cell
On to the final battle of the day, mesangiocapillary glomerulonephritis...