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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2014, Article ID 240936, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/240936
Case Report

Acute Oxalate Nephropathy following Ingestion of Averrhoa bilimbi Juice

Department of Nephrology, Medical College, Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala 695011, India

Received 2 April 2014; Revised 17 May 2014; Accepted 19 May 2014; Published 4 June 2014

Academic Editor: Anja Haase-Fielitz

Copyright © 2014 Sreeja Nair et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Plant toxins are known to cause acute kidney injury in tropical countries. We report two cases of acute kidney injury with tubular oxalate deposition following ingestion of Averrhoa bilimbi fruit juice. Both patients had complete renal recovery though one required dialytic support.