Acute Oxalate Nephropathy Due to Bilimbi Poisoning: A Case Report

Authors

  • Rajat Das Gupta Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Debashis Datta Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Debashis Datta Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.
  • Suranjan Kumar. Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2016.147

Keywords:

Averrhoa bilimbi, Acute Kidney Injury, Hemodialysis

Abstract

Background: The concentrated juice made from Averrhoa bilimbi is rich in oxalic acid. It can cause acute oxalate nephropathy by blocking the tubules with calcium oxalate crystals.

Case: An elderly woman was admitted to the hospital with a history of swelling of the legs, facial puffiness, and abdominal distention. Her biochemical study revealed features of acute renal failure. She gave history of taking half liter of bilimbi juice. Renal biopsy confirmed it was a case of acute oxalic nephropathy, which made it the second case of acute oxalic nephropathy due to ingestion of bilimbi juice ever reported from Bangladesh.

Conclusion: It is not safe to consume high oxalate-containing fruits in large quantities.

Author Biography

Rajat Das Gupta, Dhaka Medical College and Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh.

Rajat Das Gupta, Debashis Da¬tta, and Suranjan Kumar recently graduated from Dhaka Medical College and are currently working at Dhaka Medical College Hospital as Intern Doctors. Muradul Islam is current¬ly working as Registrar at the Department of Surgery, Dhaka Medical College Hospital.

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Published

2016-02-05

How to Cite

Das Gupta, R., Datta, D., Datta, D., & Kumar., S. (2016). Acute Oxalate Nephropathy Due to Bilimbi Poisoning: A Case Report. International Journal of Medical Students, 4(1), 33–35. https://doi.org/10.5195/ijms.2016.147

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Case Report