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Title
Chinese herbs nephropathy and Balkan endemic nephropathy : toward a single entity, aristolochic acid nephropathy
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Abstract
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. Jelakovic 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. Kidney International (2012) 81, 513-515. doi: 10.1038/ki.2011.428
Language
English
Source (journal)
Kidney international / International Society of Nephrology. - New York, N.Y., 1972, currens
Publication
New York, N.Y. : 2012
ISSN
0085-2538 [print]
1523-1755 [online]
Volume/pages
81:6(2012), p. 513-515
ISI
000300930000001
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UAntwerpen
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Publications with a UAntwerp address
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Web of Science
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Last edited 11.11.2017
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