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Am J Kidney Dis. 2006 Dec;48(6):e95-7.

Successful treatment of a rare case of boric acid overdose with hemodialysis.

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Department of Internal Medicine, Division of Nephrology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX 75390-8837, USA.


There is little published experience with the extracorporeal treatment of boric acid overdose, although the pharmacokinetic properties of boric acid suggest a potential role for hemodialysis. We report a rare case of potentially toxic boric acid overdose that was treated successfully with hemodialysis. Based on our experience in this patient and a review of previously reported cases, hemodialysis is effective in decreasing serum boric acid levels and should be considered in the treatment of patients with acute boric acid intoxication.

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