Acute Kidney Injury Following Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola) Ingestion in a Previously Healthy Young Man

Authors

  • Abdul Mumith Ruhan Department of Medicine, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet
  • Parash Ullah Department of Medicine, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet
  • Md Moyeen Uddin Department of Medicine, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet
  • MM Jahangir Alam Department of Medicine, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet
  • Md Shafiqul Bari Department of Medicine, Sylhet MAG Osmani Medical College, Sylhet
  • Fazle Rabbi Chowdhury Centre for Tropical Medicine and Global Health, Nuffield Department of Medicine, University of Oxford, Oxford

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v19i1.34846

Keywords:

Star fruit, AKI, Oxalate nephropathy

Abstract

Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) is a commonly available and popular fruit in many tropical and subtropical countries. Although star fruit induced oxalate nephropathy in patients with pre-existing renal impairment is well documented, reports on its effect on those with normal renal function are infrequent. Hereby we report a case where a young man with previously normal renal function presented with AKI that was attributable to consumption of star fruit. This write up illustrates the importance of obtaining the patient’s history with respect to ingestion of star fruit in case of sudden and unexplained development of renal impairment.

J MEDICINE Jan 2018; 19 (1) : 63-65

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Published

2017-12-07

How to Cite

Ruhan, A. M., Ullah, P., Uddin, M. M., Alam, M. J., Bari, M. S., & Chowdhury, F. R. (2017). Acute Kidney Injury Following Star Fruit (Averrhoa carambola) Ingestion in a Previously Healthy Young Man. Journal of Medicine, 19(1), 63–65. https://doi.org/10.3329/jom.v19i1.34846

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Case Reports