The Indian Journal of Pediatrics

, Volume 78, Issue 6, pp 749–752 | Cite as

Indian Carp (Labeo Rohita) Gall Bladder Poisoning-Report of Four Cases in a Single Family

  • Rashmi Patnaik
  • Subhranshu Sekhar KarEmail author
  • Rajib Ray
  • Samarendra Mahapatro
Clinical Brief


The ingestion of Indian carp gallbladder may result in transient hepatitis with subsequent acute renal failure. This case series also illustrates the importance of understanding the use and potential serious complications of alternative medicines. So fish gallbladder poisoning should be considered in unexplained acute renal failure in Chinese and Asian patients. We report four family members who developed acute renal failure and toxic hepatitis at the same time following ingestion of raw Indian carp (Labeo rohita) gall bladder.


Gall bladder Renal failure Toxin 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Rashmi Patnaik
    • 1
  • Subhranshu Sekhar Kar
    • 1
    • 2
    Email author
  • Rajib Ray
    • 1
  • Samarendra Mahapatro
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PaediatricsHitech Medical CollegeBhubaneswarIndia
  2. 2.BhubaneswarIndia

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