Fatal outcome after ingestion of star fruit in a severe chronic kidney disease patient

Jen Pi Tsai, Te Chao Fang, Chih Hsien Wang, Tien Hua Chung, Bang Gee Hsu

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Abstract

Uremic patients are often more susceptible to drug or toxin overload because their normal routes of excretion are compromised. Star fruit intoxication has been previously reported in dialysis patients but not in patients with earlier-stage chronic kidney disease (CKD; stages 1-5). A case of star fruit intoxication is reported in a patient not yet on dialysis. She presented with consciousness disturbance and tonic-clonic convulsions, evolving into refractory status epilepticus, and she eventually died despite hemoperfusion and hemodialysis treatment. The case reflects the need to advise those with later stages of CKD to avoid star fruit.

Original languageEnglish
JournalDialysis and Transplantation
Volume38
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Fatal Outcome
Chronic Renal Insufficiency
Fruit
Eating
Dialysis
Tonic-Clonic Epilepsy
Hemoperfusion
Status Epilepticus
Consciousness
Renal Dialysis
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Therapeutics

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  • Nephrology
  • Transplantation

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Fatal outcome after ingestion of star fruit in a severe chronic kidney disease patient. / Tsai, Jen Pi; Fang, Te Chao; Wang, Chih Hsien; Chung, Tien Hua; Hsu, Bang Gee.

In: Dialysis and Transplantation, Vol. 38, No. 3, 03.2009.

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Tsai, Jen Pi ; Fang, Te Chao ; Wang, Chih Hsien ; Chung, Tien Hua ; Hsu, Bang Gee. / Fatal outcome after ingestion of star fruit in a severe chronic kidney disease patient. In: Dialysis and Transplantation. 2009 ; Vol. 38, No. 3.
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