Daño renal asociado a metales pesados: trabajo de revisión

Juan Daniel Díaz García, Emmanuel Arceo


La enfermedad renal crónica (ERC), representa un importante problema de salud en toda la población global, donde actualmente es esencial para su prevención, el conocimiento de los factores ambientales asociados con esta enfermedad. Se reconocen diversos metales pesados, entre los que destacan el Cadmio (Cd), Plomo (Pb), Arsénico (As) y Mercurio (Hg), que están claramente asociados con la lesión renal y la progresión de la ERC. Estudios en animales y humanos principalmente demuestran una clara asociación entre la exposición a estos metales y la presencia de daño renal crónico, donde la fisiopatología de cada uno de ellos son importantes para entender el mecanismo de daño renal. La presente revisión tiene como objetivo analizar la fisiopatología y manifestaciones clínicas de la nefrotoxicidad asociada a dichos metales, así como los diferentes estudios tanto en humanos como en animales que se han realizado.


Palabras clave

nefrotoxicidad, cadmio, plomo, arsénico, mercurio, necrosis tubular aguda, enfermedad renal crónica, metales pesados.


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