Acute kidney injury due to sucrose-containing intravenous immunoglobulins

Wasim Siddiqui, Sadiq Al Lawati, A. M. Shaheen Faissal, Suad Hannawi, Marwa Al Riyami, Issa Al Salmi

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Intravenous immunoglobulins (IVIGs) are pooled polyvalent immunoglobulin G antibodies extracted from the human plasma. Stabilizers in IVIG may include sugars, such as sucrose, glucose, or maltose. Sucrose in IVIG preparations may cause acute kidney injury (AKI). We report the case of a renal transplant patient who developed AKI due to sucrose nephropathy following the administration of sucrose-containing IVIG.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)732-737
Number of pages6
JournalSaudi journal of kidney diseases and transplantation : an official publication of the Saudi Center for Organ Transplantation, Saudi Arabia
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - May 1 2019

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation


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