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

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


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.

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