Acute kidney injury associated with the use of traditional medicines

  title={Acute kidney injury associated with the use of traditional medicines},
  author={Valerie Ann Luyckx and Saraladevi Naicker},
  journal={Nature Clinical Practice Nephrology},
The use of traditional medicine is common worldwide, with rates of use of over 80% in some populations. Considering the large number of people using traditional remedies throughout the world, it does seem that most do so without major adverse effects. Nevertheless, many folk medicines can cause kidney injury. Drug-induced nephrotoxicity reportedly contributes to up to 26% of cases of hospital-acquired acute kidney injury (AKI) and 18% of cases of community-acquired AKI globally, and folk… CONTINUE READING
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