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Year : 2013  |  Volume : 23  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 301-303

Acute renal failure secondary to ingestion of ayurvedic medicine containing mercury


Division of Pediatric Nephrology, Bai Jerbai Wadia Hospital for Children, Parel, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

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DOI: 10.4103/0971-4065.114485

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Several traditional medicines contain potentially toxic heavy metals. Heavy metal poisoning is not an uncommon cause of renal damage, although the diagnosis can be easily missed. We report a case of chronic ingestion of an ayurvedic medicine containing mercury in a 2-year-old girl, resulting in anuric renal failure due to acute interstitial nephritis.






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