The etiology of Balkan endemic nephropathy: still more questions than answers.

@article{Tatu1998TheEO,
  title={The etiology of Balkan endemic nephropathy: still more questions than answers.},
  author={Calin A Tatu and William H. Orem and Robert B. Finkelman and Gerald Leon Feder},
  journal={Environmental Health Perspectives},
  year={1998},
  volume={106},
  pages={689 - 700}
}
Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) has attracted increasing attention as a possible environmental disease, and a significant amount of research from complementary scientific fields has been dedicated to its etiology. There are two actual competing theories attempting to explain the cause of this kidney disease: 1) the mycotoxin hypothesis, which considers that BEN is produced by ochratoxin A ingested intermittently in small amounts by the individuals in the endemic regions, and 2) the Pliocene… CONTINUE READING

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