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Yeungnam University Journal of Medicine 1987;4(2):159-163.
DOI:    Published online December 31, 1987.
One Case of Acute Renal Failure with Toxic Hepatitis Caused by Bile Juice of Cyprinus Carpionudus.
Shie Hwoa Park, Kyeung Woo Yun
The toxic effect of carp bile is well documented since earlier times but its exact mechanism of toxicity is unclear till now. Recently we have experienced a case of acute renal failure with toxic hepatitis in a 32-year-old man who ingested raw carp bile. He suffered from abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea, which occurred 3 hours after the ingestion of raw carp bile juice. Hematuria, proteinuria, oliguria and jaundice developed subsequently. 9 times of hemodialyses was performed and hepatitis was treated by conservative measure. The patient was discharged after 17 days of hospitalization. About 1 month after carp bile ingestion, no sequelae was detected. The authors report a case of acute renal failure due to carp bile juice ingestion with review of literature. Further study in needed as to the toxic substances of carp bile and pathogenesis.


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