Academic Journals Database
Disseminating quality controlled scientific knowledge

Renal injury due to vitamin D intoxication; a case of dispensing error

ADD TO MY LIST
 
Author(s): Nasri Hamid | Mubarak Muhammed

Journal: Journal of Renal Injury Prevention
ISSN 2345-2781

Volume: 2;
Issue: 2;
Start page: 85;
Date: 2013;
VIEW PDF   PDF DOWNLOAD PDF   Download PDF Original page

Keywords: Acute kidney injury | Hypercalcemia | Hypervitaminosis D | Medication error | Vitamin D toxicity | Chronic Kidney Disease

ABSTRACT
Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:Vitamin D has become a popular drug nowadays and is commonly prescribed for a variety of illnesses. Dosage, prescription and dispensing errors are common and can lead to vitamin D toxicity. The diagnosis of the later is often delayed and can lead to irreversible damage to a number of organs including kidneys. It is important to educate both the health care providers and the patients on the benefits and risks of use of vitamin D and inform them of the safety measures to avoid overdosing of the drug. Vitamin D intoxication can lead to acute or chronic renal injury and this cause should be considered in differential diagnosis of unusual cases of renal failure and hypercalcemia.
Affiliate Program      Why do you need a reservation system?