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Star fruit intoxication successfully treated by charcoal haemoperfusion and intensive haemofiltration.
Hong Kong Med J. 2009 Apr; 15(2):149-52.HK

Abstract

We report on a case of an elderly woman with chronic renal impairment, secondary to diabetic nephropathy, who developed a deep coma and seizure shortly after consumption of star fruit. She was managed in the intensive care unit, and her consciousness level improved dramatically after an 8-hour charcoal haemoperfusion and 30 hours of continuous haemofiltration. There were no long-term neurological or renal sequelae 9 months later. Early recognition of this condition, intensive dialytic therapy and supportive measures, as well as early initiation of charcoal haemoperfusion may improve the management of this potentially treatable condition.

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Department of Medicine, Pamela Youde Nethersole Eastern Hospital, Chai Wan, Hong Kong. chanckit2002@yahoo.com.hkNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19342744

Citation

Chan, C K., et al. "Star Fruit Intoxication Successfully Treated By Charcoal Haemoperfusion and Intensive Haemofiltration." Hong Kong Medical Journal = Xianggang Yi Xue Za Zhi, vol. 15, no. 2, 2009, pp. 149-52.
Chan CK, Li R, Shum HP, et al. Star fruit intoxication successfully treated by charcoal haemoperfusion and intensive haemofiltration. Hong Kong Med J. 2009;15(2):149-52.
Chan, C. K., Li, R., Shum, H. P., Lo, S. H., Chan, K. K., Wong, K. S., Tsoi, T. H., & Yan, W. W. (2009). Star fruit intoxication successfully treated by charcoal haemoperfusion and intensive haemofiltration. Hong Kong Medical Journal = Xianggang Yi Xue Za Zhi, 15(2), 149-52.
Chan CK, et al. Star Fruit Intoxication Successfully Treated By Charcoal Haemoperfusion and Intensive Haemofiltration. Hong Kong Med J. 2009;15(2):149-52. PubMed PMID: 19342744.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Star fruit intoxication successfully treated by charcoal haemoperfusion and intensive haemofiltration. AU - Chan,C K, AU - Li,R, AU - Shum,H P, AU - Lo,Stanley H K, AU - Chan,Kenny K C, AU - Wong,K S, AU - Tsoi,T H, AU - Yan,W W, PY - 2009/4/4/entrez PY - 2009/4/4/pubmed PY - 2009/5/9/medline SP - 149 EP - 52 JF - Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi JO - Hong Kong Med J VL - 15 IS - 2 N2 - We report on a case of an elderly woman with chronic renal impairment, secondary to diabetic nephropathy, who developed a deep coma and seizure shortly after consumption of star fruit. She was managed in the intensive care unit, and her consciousness level improved dramatically after an 8-hour charcoal haemoperfusion and 30 hours of continuous haemofiltration. There were no long-term neurological or renal sequelae 9 months later. Early recognition of this condition, intensive dialytic therapy and supportive measures, as well as early initiation of charcoal haemoperfusion may improve the management of this potentially treatable condition. SN - 1024-2708 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19342744/Star_fruit_intoxication_successfully_treated_by_charcoal_haemoperfusion_and_intensive_haemofiltration_ L2 - http://www.hkmj.org/abstracts/v15n2/149.htm DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -