Concurrent acute kidney injury and acute hepatitis resulting from raw fish gallbladder ingestion: a preventable cause of community acquired organ damage

  • Md Rezwanul Haque Assistant Registrar, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Syed Mohaimeen Ahmed Resident Medical Officer, Department of Neurology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Tufayel Ahmed Chowdhury Registrar, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Muhammad Abdur Rahim Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Mehbuba Alam Ananna Associate Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • Sarwar Iqbal Professor, Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM General Hospital, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Keywords: acute kidney injury, fish gall bladder, hemodialysis, jaundice, Rohu fish

Abstract

In south-east Asia, there has been a common belief, mainly in rural areas, that ingesting raw fish gall bladder can help cure certain health problems. Unfortunately, raw fish bile has both nephrotoxic and hepatotoxic effects. In this report, we present a case of 42-year-old man, who presented with acute kidney injury and jaundice. Meticulous history revealed that his ailment resulted from raw Rohu fish gallbladder ingestion.

Birdem Med J 2021; 11(1): 70-71

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2020-12-31
How to Cite
Haque, M. R., Ahmed, S., Chowdhury, T., Rahim, M. A., Ananna, M., & Iqbal, S. (2020). Concurrent acute kidney injury and acute hepatitis resulting from raw fish gallbladder ingestion: a preventable cause of community acquired organ damage. BIRDEM Medical Journal, 11(1), 70-71. https://doi.org/10.3329/birdem.v11i1.51034
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Case Reports