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Int J Clin Exp Med. 2015 Apr 15;8(4):6374-8. eCollection 2015.

A case of renal failure developing in association with African mango consumption.

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1
Department of Nephrology, Hatay Antakya State Hospital Hatay, Turkey.
2
Department of Nephrology, School of Medicine, Karadeniz Technical University Trabzon, Turkey.

Abstract

Chronic kidney disease continues to represent a significant health problem in all societies. One of the main factors accelerating renal progression is nephrotoxins. The African mango is a plant added to many foods and commonly consumed in West Africa. No toxic effect has to date been shown. Our aim was to discuss the 42-year-old patient who became dialysis-dependent through developing rapid renal progression following 2.5-month African mango use. To the best of our knowledge, our patient is the first case of chronic renal insufficiency developing in association with African mango consumption.

KEYWORDS:

African mango; herbal medicine; renal failure

PMID:
26131261
PMCID:
PMC4484011

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