Implication for health policy/practice/research/medical education:
Star fruit (carambola) is cultivated in many tropical and subtropical areas, especially in Southeast Asia and South and Central
America. Star fruit nephrotoxicity in people with normal renal function is rarely reported. However, this case reported of acute
oxalate nephropathy induced by large ingestion of star fruit. Along with those previously reported, confirm the existence of
this disease, and is a reason to alert health professionals in these regions.
Please cite this paper as: Abensur H, Falani KDS, Buessio R, Bueno FT, Filho DM, Teixeira Araújo MR, Romão Junior JE.
Acute kidney injury due to oxalate nephropathy after star fruit ingestion. J Nephropathol. 2018;7(4):290-292. doi: 10.15171/