Other factors may have contributed to epidemic of renal failure

BMJ 1995; 311 doi: https://doi.org/10.1136/bmj.311.7010.950c (Published 07 October 1995) Cite this as: BMJ 1995;311:950
  1. Moazzam Hossain
  1. Professor of paediatric nephrology Institute of post-graduate medicine and research, Dhaka Paediatric Nephrology Department, Royal Manchester Children's Hospital, Manchester M27 4HA

    EDITOR,--The findings of Mohammed Hanif and colleagues about the epidemic of acute renal failure in Bangladeshi children after ingestion of paracetamol elixir contaminated with diethylene glycol had certainly contributed to a reduction in the incidence of the disease.1 We faced this type of postfebrile anuric acute renal failure since 1981. Between 1981 and 1991, a total of 1837 children with this illness were admitted to the paediatric renal unit of the Institute of Post-Graduate Medicine and Research, Dhaka—the …

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