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

Am J Kidney Dis. 2006 Dec;48(6):e95-7. doi: 10.1053/j.ajkd.2006.09.005.


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.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Boric Acids / blood
  • Boric Acids / metabolism
  • Boric Acids / poisoning*
  • Drug Overdose
  • Half-Life
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Poisoning / therapy
  • Renal Dialysis*


  • Boric Acids
  • boric acid