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Year : 2015  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 1006-1008

Acute renal failure secondary to ingestion of alternative medication in a patient with breast cancer


1 Department of Medical Oncology, Tata Memorial Centre, Mumbai, India
2 Department of Clinical Pharmacology, Advanced Centre for Treatment, Research and Education in Cancer, Navi Mumbai, India
3 Analytical Chemistry Division, Separation Science Section, Modular Labs, BARC, Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Correspondence Address:
Sudeep Gupta
Room No. 1109, 11th Floor, Homi Bhabha Block, Tata Memorial Centre, Parel, Mumbai - 400 012
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-1482.171362

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Complementary and alternative medicine (CAM) use among cancer patients is widely prevalent and often underreported. Advanced stage of disease is significantly associated with CAM use. The concurrent use of alternative medicines and chemotherapy drugs has the potential to lead to toxicities as well as altered therapeutic activity due to unknown interactions. We report a case of early breast cancer who presented to us with non-oliguric acute renal failure related concurrent use of Ayurvedic medicines and adjuvant anthracycline based.


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