An outbreak of acute hepatic encephalopathy due to severe aflatoxicosis in Malaysia.

@article{Lye1995AnOO,
  title={An outbreak of acute hepatic encephalopathy due to severe aflatoxicosis in Malaysia.},
  author={Munn-Sann Lye and Abderramane Ghazali and Jai Mohan and N P Alwin and Resmi C. Nair},
  journal={The American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene},
  year={1995},
  volume={53 1},
  pages={68-72}
}
In October 1988, 13 Chinese children died of acute hepatic encephalopathy in the northwestern state of Perak in peninsular Malaysia. The acuteness of the illness differed from previously reported outbreaks described in Kenya, India, and Thailand. Epidemiologic investigations determined that the children had eaten a Chinese noodle, loh see fun, hours before they died. The attack rates among those who had eaten the noodles were significantly higher than those who had not (P < 0.0001). The cases… CONTINUE READING

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