A case of acetaminophen (paracetamol) causing renal failure without liver damage in a child and review of literature

Ozkaya O., Genc G., Bek K. , Sullu Y.

RENAL FAILURE, cilt.32, ss.1125-1127, 2010 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Derleme
  • Cilt numarası: 32 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2010
  • Doi Numarası: 10.3109/0886022x.2010.509830
  • Dergi Adı: RENAL FAILURE
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.1125-1127


Acetaminophen (paracetamol) is a widely used drug and known as a safety antipyretic and analgesic drug in childhood. Acetaminophen-associated liver damage is more recognized than kidney damage. Nephrotoxicity and hepatotoxicity can be seen together after acetaminophen overdose, but renal damage without liver damage is a rarely seen entity in all age groups being reported more rarely in childhood. We present here a 16-year-old girl with renal failure without liver damage because of acetaminophen toxicity and a review of literature for pathophysiological mechanisms, clinical course, treatment, and outcome.