ISSN: 2251-8363    eISSN: 2251-8819  
J Nephropathol. 2012;1(2):117-120.
PMID: 24475399
PMCID: PMC3886130

Scopus id: 84867249385

Letter to Editor

Creatine monohydrate supplement induced interstitial nephritis

Mohammadreza Ardalan 1 * , Zahra Samadifar 2, Amir Vahedi 3

1 Department of Nephrology Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Tabriz Iran.
2 Faculty of Medicine , Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran.
3 Department of Pathology Tabriz University of Medical Sciences Tabriz Iran.
*Corresponding author: Dr. Mohammadreza Ardalan, Department of Nephrology, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz, Iran. Telephone: 00984113344339, Fax: 00984113344280, Email:

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At this study, a man with developed interstitial nephritis and renal failure, shortly after taking creatine monohydrate supplement is reported. Renal biopsy is mostly consistent with interstitial nephritis. Results of this study showed that, even low dose of creatine monohydrate supplementation may cause kidney damage, and athletes should be warned about this possible side effect.

Please cite this paper as: Ardalan MR, Samadifar Z, Vahedi A. creatine monohydrate supplement induced interstitial nephritis. J Nephropathology. 2012; 1(2): 117-120. DOI: 10.5812/nephropathol.7530

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First published online: 01 Jul 2012
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