Star fruit toxicity: a cause of both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease: a report of two cases

@inproceedings{Abeysekera2015StarFT,
  title={Star fruit toxicity: a cause of both acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease: a report of two cases},
  author={R. A. Abeysekera and Sulochana Wijetunge and N. K. B. M. P. Nanayakkara and A. W. M. Wazil and Neelakanthi Vajira Illangakoon Ratnatunga and Thilak A Jayalath and Arjuna Medagama},
  booktitle={BMC Research Notes},
  year={2015}
}
Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) is commonly consumed as a herbal remedy for various ailments in tropical countries. However, the dangers associated with consumption of star fruit are not commonly known. Although star fruit induced oxalate nephrotoxicity in those with existing renal impairment is well documented, reports on its effect on those with normal renal function are infrequent. We report two unique clinical presentation patterns of star fruit nephrotoxicity following consumption of the… CONTINUE READING
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