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Chinese herbs nephropathy and Balkan endemic nephropathy: toward a single entity, aristolochic acid nephropathy.
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PMID:  22373701     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Chinese herbs nephropathy (CHN) and Balkan endemic nephropathy (BEN) are chronic tubulointerstitial renal diseases associated with urothelial carcinoma. The clinical expression and pathological lesions observed at different stages of CHN and BEN are strikingly similar. Both have been linked to exposure to aristolochic acid (AA), a powerful nephrotoxin and human carcinogen. Jelaković et al. present molecular epidemiological evidence relating urothelial carcinoma in patients with BEN to dietary exposure to AA. It is time to abandon the terms 'CHN' and 'BEN' and introduce 'aristolochic acid nephropathy' to cover both clinical conditions.
Authors:
Marc E De Broe
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kidney international     Volume:  81     ISSN:  1523-1755     ISO Abbreviation:  Kidney Int.     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-02-29     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0323470     Medline TA:  Kidney Int     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  513-5     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Faculty of Medicine, University of Antwerp, Antwerpen, Belgium.
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