Sep 1, 1977

Acute renal failure after use of diesel fuel as shampoo

Archives of Internal Medicine
A BarrientosJ L Rodicio


After washing his hair with diesel fuel a 28-year-old patient developed acute renal failure (ARF) and oliguria requiring hemodialysis. The patient recuperated completely. In the absence of other causal factors, we believe that the absorption of the diesel fuel components, either through the respiratory tract or through the skin can be considered to be the cause of the ARF. In spite of the extended everyday use of petroleum distillation products, cases of acute intoxication are infrequent. Even rarer are cases in which these products occasion ARF.

  • References
  • Citations8


  • We're still populating references for this paper, please check back later.
  • References
  • Citations8


Mentioned in this Paper

Kidney Failure, Acute
Acute Kidney Injury
Fuel Oils

About this Paper

Trending Feeds


Coronaviruses encompass a large family of viruses that cause the common cold as well as more serious diseases, such as the ongoing outbreak of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19; formally known as 2019-nCoV). Coronaviruses can spread from animals to humans; symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, and breathing difficulties; in more severe cases, infection can lead to death. This feed covers recent research on COVID-19.

Synthetic Genetic Array Analysis

Synthetic genetic arrays allow the systematic examination of genetic interactions. Here is the latest research focusing on synthetic genetic arrays and their analyses.

Epigenetic Memory

Epigenetic memory refers to the heritable genetic changes that are not explained by the DNA sequence. Find the latest research on epigenetic memory here.

Bone Marrow Neoplasms

Bone Marrow Neoplasms are cancers that occur in the bone marrow. Discover the latest research on Bone Marrow Neoplasms here.