Outbreak of life-threatening thiamine deficiency in infants in Israel caused by a defective soy-based formula.

@article{FattalValevski2005OutbreakOL,
  title={Outbreak of life-threatening thiamine deficiency in infants in Israel caused by a defective soy-based formula.},
  author={Aviva Fattal-Valevski and A Kesler and Ben-ami Sela and Dorit Nitzan-Kaluski and Michael Rotstein and Ronit Mesterman and Hagit Toledano-Alhadef and Chaim Stolovitch and Chen Hoffmann and Omer Globus and Gideon Eshel},
  journal={Pediatrics},
  year={2005},
  volume={115 2},
  pages={e233-8}
}
OBJECTIVE Between October and November 2003, several infants with encephalopathy were hospitalized in pediatric intensive care units in Israel. Two died of cardiomyopathy. Analysis of the accumulated data showed that all had been fed the same brand of soy-based formula (Remedia Super Soya 1), specifically manufactured for the Israeli market. The source was identified on November 6, 2003, when a 5.5-month-old infant was admitted to Sourasky Medical Center with upbeat nystagmus, ophthalmoplegia… CONTINUE READING
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