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Title: Acute deterioration of renal function induced by star fruit ingestion in a patient with chronic kidney disease
Authors: Kannika Niticharoenpong
Panas Chalermsanyakorn
Ravat Panvichian
Chagriya Kitiyakara
Mahidol University
Keywords: Medicine
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2006
Citation: Journal of Nephrology. Vol.19, No.5 (2006), 682-686
Abstract: Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) is a popular tropical fruit, usually consumed as fresh fruit or as fruit juice. In patients on dialysis, consumption of star fruits can lead to alterations of consciousness. In this case report, we describe a patient with underlying chronic kidney disease, who developed a rapid increase in serum creatinine and oxalate nephropathy after chronic ingestion of star fruit juice without overt neurotoxicity. The decline in renal function was not fully reversible after stoppage. This case demonstrates that star fruit consumption should be considered as a cause of rapid deterioration in renal function in patients with underlying chronic kidney disease that may result in permanent renal injury. © Società Italiana di Nefrologia.
ISSN: 17246059
Appears in Collections:Scopus 2006-2010

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