Case 4 Dr.Seethalekshmy N.V, Dr.Smitha N.V, Dr.Hiran K.R,
Case 4 Dr.Seethalekshmy N.V, Dr.Smitha N.V, Dr.Hiran K.R, Dr.Bindhu M.R, Dr.Zuhara Shemin Dr.Annie Jojo, Dr. G.Bakul* , V.N. Unni* Dept of Pathology, Dept of Nephrology*, Amrita institute of medical sciences, Kochi, Kerala Case history
38 yr gentleman Routine health checkup WNL except for hypercholesterolemia Vague abdominal discomfort, nausea, loss of appetite 4 days later No fever / jaundice Bowel habits - normal Normal urine output
O/E conscious, oriented BP 130/82 mm of Hg Systemic exam WNL Investigations Blood routine Normal LFT normal S. Creatinine 6.4mg/dl Urine routine albumin nil , sugar - nil no RBCs / casts, oxalate crystals++
Clinical diagnosis ACUTE RENAL FAILURE 2 sessions of dialysis Left Percutaneous Kidney biopsy
Renal biopsy H&E H&E H&E x 400 H&E Von kossa Under polarisation
Immunofluorescence study Negative for IgG, IgA, IgM, C3 , C1q , and both Kappa and lambda light chains EM- not done Diagnosis Renal biopsy: Acute oxalate nephropathy Secondary Hyperoxaluria. ??? On detailed evaluation
He had Fresh concentrated Irumban puli (Averrhoa bilimbi) juice Approximately 50 fruits In empty stomach 4 days (For hypercholesterolemia)
Averrhoa bilimbi- literature Bilimbi Irumban Puli Chemmeen Puli bimbul Fruit-bearing tree -Genus- Averrhoa
-Family - Oxalidaceae. Star fruit (A.carambola ) is another member of this family Star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) American Journal of Kidney Diseases, Volume 57, Issue 4, April 2011, Pages A23-A25
Oxalidaceae-High levels of oxalic acid, extremely low pH (0.9-1.5). The oxalate content of the Irumban puli fruit was estimated in our lab Fruit Oxalate content (mg/100gm)
Cranberry 1.1 Grape 1.6 Tomato 5.5 Pineapple
7.3 Orange 2.2 Apple 0.5 Banana Irumban puli (A.Bilimbi)
3.2 25.1 Follow up Hemodialysis for 10 days Symptomatic improvement - 1 week RFT improved
Follow up -S.Creat at 6 weeks is 1.2 We present Retrospective study
24 patients 11 hospitals in the State of Kerala Study period 2010-2013 ARF after intake of Irumban puli fruit
juice prior to onset of symptoms Parameters analysed Age , sex
Symptoms, comorbidities BP USG- kidney, urine R/E Serum creatinine levels Quantity of fruit juice consumed Time for recovery Detailed histology Follow up ANALYSIS Age wise AGE WISE DISTRIBUTION 6
DM HTN DLP Comorbidity Nil S. Creatinine Range of Highest S. Creatinine 20
15 No.of Patients 10 No.of patients 5 0 <3 3_5 S. Creatinine >5 No.of patients with hemodialysis and kidney biopsy
42% 58% Yes no 4 14 1 1 4
KERALA Distribution of cases Results All 15 patients on renal biopsy Acute oxalate nephropathy . USG normal Taken for Hyperlipidemia, HTN 20 100 Nos 100 - 400ml /day Fresh concentrated juice or wine In empty stomach
Follow up 14 patients on Hemodialysis recovered. Creatinine normalized in 2-6 weeks. 1 expired due to cardiac event
8 patients who were managed conservatively - good response Conclusions Irumban Puli (Averrhoa bilimbi) , in excess quantities , can cause Acute oxalate nephropathy With the experience gained ,we can adopt supportive management , in
patients with this specific history, in the absence of other co-morbid conditions This is the first report of toxicity with A. bilimbi Take home message Any drug- Dosage is important
The use of alternative remedies are common Consider it in the differential diagnosis of unexplained renal injury Team work led to identification of cause
Indian Journal Of Nephrology ,July 2013/Vol 23/Issue 4 Acknowledgement The Dept of Nephrology Dr. Anil Mathew (AIMS Kochi), Dr. P.M. Jayaraj (Mother Hospital Thrissur), Dr. Kishore S Dharan (MOSC Medical College , Kolenchery), Dr. P.P. Jose (Lissie Hospital , Kochi), Dr. Jayakumar,Dept of Nephrology,(Govt.Medical College , Kottayam ) Dr. R. Rajesh (St. Gregorius Medical Misssion Hospital, Parumala ) Dr. Manju Thampi (NIMS , Trivandrum) . Dr. Geetha M Nair ( PRS hospital, Trivandrum ) Dr. Arun C (Govt. Medical College, Trichur)
Dr. Binu Upendran (Lourdes Hospital, Kochi) Dr. Jacob George (Govt. Medical College, Trivandrum ) Dr .T.T Paul( West fort hospital ,Thrissur) Dr. Kasi Vishweswaran (Benziger hospital, Kollam) & Dr. Kannan Vaidyanathan, Dept of Biochemistry, AIMS for their whole hearted support for this study. References 1. 2.
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