Life-threatening episode after ingestion of toad eggs

A case report with literature review

Hung Yi Kuo, Chin Wang Hsu, Jiann Hwa Chen, Yung Lung Wu, Ying Sheng Shen

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Abstract

It is known that the toad possesses several toxic substances in the skin and parotid glands. In the past, toad-venom poisoning has been reported from ingestion of toad soup, Ky ushin and aphrodisiac pills, but poisoning from toad eggs is observed for the first time. The case of a healthy female who had previously eaten toad soup twice without any discomfort is reported. She developed gastrointestinal symptoms and life-threatening cardiac rhythm after ingestion of toad eggs. A transvenous temporary pacemaker was used promptly to prevent from lethal bradyarrhythmia. Hy perkalaemia was managed with insulin, glucose water and sodium bicarbonate. A digoxin-specif ic Fab fragment was administered to this young woman 4 h subsequent to her admission.

Original languageEnglish
Article number1241
JournalBMJ Case Reports
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - May 10 2009
Externally publishedYes

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Eggs
Eating
Poisoning
Amphibian Venoms
Aphrodisiacs
Immunoglobulin Fab Fragments
Sodium Bicarbonate
Poisons
Digoxin
Parotid Gland
Bradycardia
Insulin
Glucose
Skin
Water

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Life-threatening episode after ingestion of toad eggs : A case report with literature review. / Kuo, Hung Yi; Hsu, Chin Wang; Chen, Jiann Hwa; Wu, Yung Lung; Shen, Ying Sheng.

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