Concurrent acute kidney injury and acute hepatitis resulting from raw fish gallbladder ingestion: a preventable cause of community acquired organ damage
Keywords:acute kidney injury, fish gall bladder, hemodialysis, jaundice, Rohu fish
In south-east Asia, there has been a common belief, mainly in rural areas, that ingesting raw fish gall bladder can help cure certain health problems. Unfortunately, raw fish bile has both nephrotoxic and hepatotoxic effects. In this report, we present a case of 42-year-old man, who presented with acute kidney injury and jaundice. Meticulous history revealed that his ailment resulted from raw Rohu fish gallbladder ingestion.
Birdem Med J 2021; 11(1): 70-71