djenkol poisoning

djen·kol poi·son·ing

poisoning believed to result from eating excessive amounts of a bean, Pitecolobium lobatum; symptoms are pain in the renal region, dysuria, and later anuria; the djenkol bean has a high vitamin B content and thereby is used for food in Indonesia despite its toxic qualities.

djen·kol poi·son·ing

(jeng'kol poy'zŏn-ing)
Any poisoning believed to result from eating excessive amounts of a bean, Pitecolobium lobatum; symptoms are renal pain, dysuria, and later anuria; the djenkol bean has a high vitamin B content and is used for food despite its toxic qualities. The beans are grown widely in tropic regions (e.g., Thailand, Myanmar [Burma]). Clinically, associated acute renal failure is analogous to acute uric acid nephropathy.