Fatal outcome after ingestion of star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) in uremic patients.

@article{Chang2000FatalOA,
  title={Fatal outcome after ingestion of star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) in uremic patients.},
  author={Jou – Ming Chang and Shinn Jang Hwang and Hsu Tah Kuo and Jack C-R Tsai and J. Y. Guh and Hung-Chun Chen and Ju- He Tsai and Yu-Hung Lai},
  journal={American journal of kidney diseases : the official journal of the National Kidney Foundation},
  year={2000},
  volume={35 2},
  pages={
          189-93
        }
}
Clinical outcome of dialysis patients after eating star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) varies, but it may be fatal. In the past 10 years, 20 such patients were treated in our hospital when they developed clinical symptoms after eating the fruit or drinking star fruit juice. Their initial presentations included sudden-onset limb numbness, muscle weakness, intractable hiccups, consciousness disturbance of various degrees, and seizure. No other major events that might be responsible for these symptoms… CONTINUE READING
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