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Akut dialysekrævende nyresvigt efter massivt indtag af hjemmelavet rabarbergrød

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Kirstine Møller Gliese1, Nina Løth2 & Mads Hornum1, 3

1) Nefrologisk Klinik, Rigshospitalet. 2) Patologiafdelingen, Rigshospitalet, 3) Institut for Klinisk Medicin, Det Sundhedsvidenskabelige Fakultet, Københavns Universitet

Ugeskr Læger 2020;182:V07190384

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UgeskrLæger 2020;182:V07190384
Acute haemodyalysis-requiring kidney failure due to massive intake of rhubarb stew

Kirstine Møller Gliese, Nina Løth & Mads Hornum

Ugeskr Læger 2020;182:V07190384

This is a case report of a 75-year-old man with acute kidney failure caused by secondary oxalate nephropathy due to massive intake of rhubarb stew. The patient was admitted to hospital with tiredness, loss of appetite, weight loss and an elevated P-creatinine level. A kidney biopsy revealed oxalate nephropathy. The cause for this was most likely the excessive rhubarb stew intake over a period of 14 days, since rhubarb contains high levels of oxalic acid. Acute haemodialysis was initiated, and after fem months of weekly dialysis the patient had regained enough kidney function to stop the haemodialysis therapy for a period.

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