The Root of This Evil: Microangiopathic Hemolytic Anemia and Renal Failure

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      Diagnosed with hypertension 10 years earlier, a 27-year-old Asian man avoided medical treatment and monitoring until he became severely ill. He presented to the emergency department after 2 weeks of frontal headache and blurry vision and several days of decreased urine output. Although he had been informed of an abnormal creatinine level 2 years earlier, he underwent no work-up. Otherwise, his medical and family histories were unremarkable. He took no prescription, over-the-counter, or alternative medications.
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