[A new form of nephropathy secondary to the absorption of Chinese herbs].

@article{Vanherweghem1994ANF,
  title={[A new form of nephropathy secondary to the absorption of Chinese herbs].},
  author={Jean Louis Vanherweghem},
  journal={Bulletin et memoires de l'Academie royale de medecine de Belgique},
  year={1994},
  volume={149 1-2},
  pages={128-35; discussion 135-40}
}
An outbreak of rapidly progressive renal failure was observed in Belgium in 1992-1993 and was related to a slimming regimen involving chinese herbs, namely Stephania tetrandra and Magnolia officinalis. Seventy one cases were registered on january 1994, 35 of whom being on renal replacement therapy. Renal failure has been progressing in most of the cases despite the withdrawal of the exposure to the chinese herbs. Renal biopsies showed an extensive interstitial fibrosis with loss of tubes… CONTINUE READING