Acute kidney injury due to star fruit ingestion: A case report

  • Mehruba Alam Ananna Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Rubayet Hasan Department of Medicine, BIRDEM, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Tabassum Samad Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Abdur Rahim Department of Medicine, BIRDEM, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Erfanur Rahman Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Wasim Mohsinul Haque Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Mohammad Billah Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Hasna Fahmima Hoque Department of Medicine, BIRDEM, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Farhana Afroz Department of Medicine, BIRDEM, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Samira Rabat Afroz Department of Medicine, BIRDEM, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Palas Mitra Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
  • Sarwar lqbal Department of Nephrology, BIRDEM, Kazi Nazrul Islam Avenue, Shahbag, Dhaka
Keywords: Acute kidney injury, Ingestion, Star fruit

Abstract

Star fruit (Avarrhoa carambola) is a fruit from oxalidace family. lt is found in many countries of the world including Bangladesh. But its ingestion or drinking star fruit juice may lead to intoxication especially in patients with chronic kidney disease and manifestations might be neurological or nephrological. lt may also cause acute kidney injury in patients with previously normal renal function. Here we are presenting a case who presented with acute kidney injury after star fruit ingestion with previously unknown renal function impairment. The etiology was confirmed by histopathological exami­nation after doing renal biopsy. This renal function impairment is mainly due to oxalate crystal induce nephropathy which is richly abundant in star fruit. His renal function was improved ·with conservative management. Physicians should be alert to consider the ingestion of star fruit as a cause of acute kidney injury in a patient even in the absence of previous renal function impairment.

Downloads

Download data is not yet available.
Abstract
503
Download
361
Published
2016-08-24
How to Cite
Ananna, M., Hasan, R., Samad, T., Rahim, M., Rahman, M., Haque, W., Billah, M., Hoque, H., Afroz, F., Afroz, S., Mitra, P., & lqbal, S. (2016). Acute kidney injury due to star fruit ingestion: A case report. Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujib Medical University Journal, 7(2), 151-153. https://doi.org/10.3329/bsmmuj.v7i2.29453
Section
Case Reports