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Study Control Team to Probe Cause of Acute Kidney Injury

In more than 70 percent of patients the dangerous EG and DEG chemical compounds were found.

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Kompas Team
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Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Monday (10/24/2022), said that drugs for patients with acute kidney disorders would be given free of charge.
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Minister of Health Budi Gunadi Sadikin, Monday (10/24/2022), said that drugs for patients with acute kidney disorders would be given free of charge.

JAKARTA, KOMPAS — There is strong suspicion that the cause of atypical progressive acute kidney injury affecting more than 300 children in Indonesia lies in the consumption of contaminated medicines. Nevertheless, the definite cause of the kidney disorder is to be investigated by a study control team set up by the Health Ministry.

Health Minister Budi Gunadi Sadikin in his visit to the Editorial Board of Kompas in Jakarta on Friday (4/11/2022) said the study control team was tasked with an epidemiological investigation to find the definite cause of acute kidney injury in children. It is strongly suspected that the cause is poisoning by ethylene glycol (EG) and diethylene glycol (DEG) in syrup medicines. Cases have been found in patients without any history of syrup medicine consumption and there have also been cases of patients drinking the medicine without being affected by acute kidney injury.

Editor:
NASRULLAH NARA
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