Acute Kidney Injury Following Ingestion of Averrhoa bilimbi Juice

  • Md Mostarshid Billah Junior Consultant, Nephrology & Dialysis, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Anisur Rahman Junior Consultant, Nephrology & Dialysis, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Muhammad Abdur Rahim Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Ayesha Tabassum Swarna Resident Medical Officer, Nephrology & Dialysis, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Palash Mitra Assistant Registrar, Nephrology & Dialysis, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Tufayel Ahmed Chowdhury Registrar, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Mehruba Alam Ananna Assistant Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Tabassum Samad Registrar, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Wasim Md Mohosinul Haque Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Sarwar Iqbal Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
  • Md Abul Mansur Professor, Nephrology & Dialysis, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka
Keywords: Acute kidney injury, Averrhoa bilimbi, Hemodialysis

Abstract

Bilimbi/belembu fruit belongs to the family of Oxalidacae, species Averrhoa bilimbi. Freshly prepared concentrated juice of bilimbi has very high oxalic acid content and consumption carries a high risk of developing acute kidney injury (AKI) by deposition of calcium oxalate crystals in renal tubules. AKI due to Averrhoa bilimbi juice injestion is very rare. We report the case history of a 60-year-old hypertensive, dyslipidemic patient, with normal renal function, who ingested around 600ml of juice in fasting state for treating dyslipidemia. The patient developed AKI and required three sessions of hemodialysis. Her renal function returned to normal after five weeks.

Bangladesh Crit Care J September 2015; 3 (2): 71-73

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Md Mostarshid Billah, Junior Consultant, Nephrology & Dialysis, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka


Published
2015-09-22
How to Cite
Billah, M. M., Rahman, M. A., Rahim, M. A., Swarna, A., Mitra, P., Chowdhury, T., Ananna, M., Samad, T., Haque, W., Iqbal, S., & Mansur, M. A. (2015). Acute Kidney Injury Following Ingestion of Averrhoa bilimbi Juice. Bangladesh Critical Care Journal, 3(2), 71-73. https://doi.org/10.3329/bccj.v3i2.25115
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Case Reports