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 toad possesses several toxic substances in the skin and parotid glands. In the past, toad-venom poisoning had been reported from ingestion of toad soup, Kyushin and aphrodisiac pills, but the 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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)215-216
Number of pages2
JournalEmergency medicine journal : EMJ
Volume24
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Mar 2007
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine
  • Surgery
  • Nursing(all)
  • Emergency Medicine

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