Figure 1011

Germanium (atomic number, 32; atomic weight, 72.59) is contained in soil, plants, and animals as a trace metal. It is widely used in the industrial fields because of its semiconductive capacity. The increased use of natural remedies and trace elements to protect, improve, or restore the health has lead regular supplementation with germanium salts either through food addition or by the means of elixirs and capsules. The chronic supplementation by germanium salts was at the origin of the development of chronic renal failure secondary to a tubulointerstitial nephritis [9-12].

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