Successful Treatment of a Rare Case of Boric Acid Overdose With Hemodialysis

Amir Said Alizadeh Naderi, Biff F. Palmer

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There is little published experience with the extracorporeal treatment of boric acid overdose, although the pharmacokinetic properties of boric acid suggest a potential role for hemodialysis. We report a rare case of potentially toxic boric acid overdose that was treated successfully with hemodialysis. Based on our experience in this patient and a review of previously reported cases, hemodialysis is effective in decreasing serum boric acid levels and should be considered in the treatment of patients with acute boric acid intoxication.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)e95-e97
JournalAmerican Journal of Kidney Diseases
Issue number6
StatePublished - Dec 2006


  • Boric acid
  • borate
  • hemodialysis (HD)
  • intoxication
  • overdose
  • poisoning

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology


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