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      Accidental Aluminum Intoxication in Patients Undergoing Acetate-Free Biofiltration

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      Nephron

      S. Karger AG

      Aluminum intoxication, Acetate-free biofiltration

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          Eight patients undergoing acetate-free biofiltration (AFB) suffered aluminum intoxication. The source of this outbreak was parenteral exposition to high concentrations of aluminum in sodium bicarbonate solutions. The manufacturer of bicarbonate solutions used in AFB was substituted in May 1994 and the solutions were stored in glass containers. At the peak of intoxication (July 1994) serum aluminum determination revealed an average value of 147.3 ± 21 µg/l. Aluminum levels in bicarbonate solutions were 400 µg/l. Serum ferritin rose from 307.4 ± 161 to 735.6 ± 206 ng/ml, whereas MCV decreased significantly from 98.4 ± 9 to 90.1 ± 10 fl. No significant changes were found in hemoglobin, neither in plasma iron, nor in iron transferrin saturation. The doses of recombinant human erythropoietin showed a considerable increase. The replacement solutions were changed and a new solution, stored in plastic containers and with aluminum levels lower than 10 µg/l, was used. The biochemical parameters were normalized. This outbreak demonstrates the need for a stringent control of aluminum-containing replacement fluids.

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          Journal
          NEF
          Nephron
          10.1159/issn.1660-8151
          Nephron
          S. Karger AG
          1660-8151
          2235-3186
          1998
          March 1998
          25 February 1998
          : 78
          : 3
          : 274-277
          Affiliations
          Sección de Nefrología, Hospital Francisco de Borja, Gandía (Valencia), España
          Article
          44935 Nephron 1998;78:274–277
          10.1159/000044935
          9546686
          © 1998 S. Karger AG, Basel

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          Cardiovascular Medicine, Nephrology

          Aluminum intoxication, Acetate-free biofiltration

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