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January 23, 1995

Chinese Herbal Medicine Induced Acute Renal Failure

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology (Dr Abt) and Medicine (Dr Oh), Center for Emergency Medicine (Dr Burkhart), and College of Medicine (Mr Huntington), The Milton S. Hershey Medical Center, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey.

Arch Intern Med. 1995;155(2):211-212. doi:10.1001/archinte.1995.00430020103013

A patient with acute interstitial nephritis secondary to ingestion of a Chinese herbal medicine adulterated with mefenamic acid is presented. Following hemodialysis and cessation of the medication the patient's renal function returned to normal. (Arch Intern Med. 1995;155:211-212)