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Kidney damage -- Aristolochic acid

Kidney damage -- Aristolochic acid: Introduction

Kidney damage -- Aristolochic acid: Damage or injury to kidneys caused by exposure to aristolochic acid. Often other organs and tissues are also affected but only the kidney toxicity symptoms are listed below. Mild kidney damage may cause few if any symptoms whereas severe damage can ultimately result in kidney failure. Symptoms may be acute, subacute or chronic depending on the severity of the toxicity. Factors such as age, dehydration and underlying kidney problems may also influence a person's risk of developing kidney problems and the severity of the symptoms. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Kidney damage -- Aristolochic acid is available below.

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Treatments for Kidney damage -- Aristolochic acid

  • Removal of toxin from body, monitoring and support of kidney function, dialysis if needed, kidney transplant in severe cases
  • Treatment of kidney damage from aristolochic acid is dependant upon the severity of damage and the degree of spontaneous recovery, as well as the patients' age, pre-existing renal function and coexisting health problems. Treatments include:
    • Removal from further exposure to the causative agent
    • Supportive therapy in the acute phase
      • Fluid and electrolyte management
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  1. Kidney damage -- Aristolochic acid: Introduction
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  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
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  7. Complications
 

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