Pernille Esman Andersen & Mads Svart:
Acute renal failure in a healthy 19-year-old woman after intake of 7 g of paracetamol
Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V10180742
In this case report, a 19-year-old woman was admitted with delayed acute renal failure due to a paracetamol intake of
7 g. No liver damage was present, and the renal function recovered spontaneously after a few weeks. Paracetamol is the most common cause of medical induced overdose or death. It is well known, that poisoning from paracetamol may cause liver damage, but the risk of renal toxicity is known to a lesser extent. Acute renal failure due to paracetamol overdose may easily be missed due to the delayed manifestation.