An Integrated View of Aristolochic Acid Nephropathy: Update of the Literature

  title={An Integrated View of Aristolochic Acid Nephropathy: Update of the Literature},
  author={In{\`e}s Jadot and Anne-{\'E}milie Decl{\`e}ves and Jo{\"e}lle Louise Nortier and Nathalie Caron},
  booktitle={International journal of molecular sciences},
The term "aristolochic acid nephropathy" (AAN) is used to include any form of toxic interstitial nephropathy that is caused either by ingestion of plants containing aristolochic acids (AA) as part of traditional phytotherapies (formerly known as "Chinese herbs nephropathy"), or by the environmental contaminants in food (Balkan endemic nephropathy). It is frequently associated with urothelial malignancies. Although products containing AA have been banned in most of countries, AAN cases remain… CONTINUE READING
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