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Non-convulsive status epilepticus and consciousness disturbance after star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) ingestion in a dialysis patient.
Nephrology (Carlton). 2004 Dec; 9(6):362-5.N

Abstract

Star fruit ingestion may induce severe neurological complications in chronic renal failure patients. We present a case on maintenance dialysis therapy who developed a consciousness disturbance without convulsion after eating star fruit. The symptoms became aggravated after haemodialysis. The brain computed tomography scan showed no abnormal findings, but the electroencephalogram found active focal sharp waves in the left central regions and diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging also showed hyperintense lesions in the left central regions that were compatible with non-convulsive status epilepticus. His condition improved dramatically after anticonvulsant therapy and regular haemodialysis. The patient was discharged 20 days later without neurological sequela.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Division of Nephrology, Department of Internal Medicine, Shin-Kong Wu Ho-Su Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan. M001091@ms.skh.org.twNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15663637

Citation

Chang, Chung-Hsin, and Jiann-Horng Yeh. "Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus and Consciousness Disturbance After Star Fruit (Averrhoa Carambola) Ingestion in a Dialysis Patient." Nephrology (Carlton, Vic.), vol. 9, no. 6, 2004, pp. 362-5.
Chang CH, Yeh JH. Non-convulsive status epilepticus and consciousness disturbance after star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) ingestion in a dialysis patient. Nephrology (Carlton). 2004;9(6):362-5.
Chang, C. H., & Yeh, J. H. (2004). Non-convulsive status epilepticus and consciousness disturbance after star fruit (Averrhoa carambola) ingestion in a dialysis patient. Nephrology (Carlton, Vic.), 9(6), 362-5.
Chang CH, Yeh JH. Non-convulsive Status Epilepticus and Consciousness Disturbance After Star Fruit (Averrhoa Carambola) Ingestion in a Dialysis Patient. Nephrology (Carlton). 2004;9(6):362-5. PubMed PMID: 15663637.
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