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(Haff disease)
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  • A Retrospective Analysis of Crayfish-Related Rhabdomyolysis (Haff Disease). [Journal Article]
    Emerg Med Int 2019; 2019:4209745Huang C, Peng L, … Jiang J
  • CONCLUSIONS: Crayfish-related rhabdomyolysis (Haff disease) is a kind of a case or cluster of patients present with severe myalgia or weakness of unknown etiology and mechanism disease; however, the clinical signs and symptoms are relatively mild with favorable outcome.
  • Clinical characteristics of patients with Haff disease after eating crayfish. [Journal Article]
    World J Emerg Med 2019; 10(3):156-159Wu CJ, Zhou HJ, Gu W
  • CONCLUSIONS: Patients with Haff disease exhibited typical symptoms after consuming crayfish, and laboratory findings gave highly accurate diagnostic results. The development of rhabdomyolysis was considered to be associated with alcohol consumption and exercise, but further studies are needed to demonstrate its relationship with crayfish consumption. Compared with other causes of rhabdomyolysis, rhabdomyolysis after crayfish consumption has fewer complications and better prognosis.
  • A cluster of patients with rhabdomyolysis after eating crayfish. [Journal Article]
    CJEM 2018; 20(S2):S48-S50Yang WX, Fan KL, Leung LP
  • Crayfish or Procambarus clarkii is a freshwater crustacean with worldwide distribution. Tons of crayfish are consumed each year. In this report, four adult patients with rhabdomyolysis after consuming crayfish were described. All of them presented to the emergency department with myalgia. The diagnosis of rhabdomyolysis was supported by an elevated creatine kinase level. All recovered with suppor…
  • The Emergence and Epidemiology of Haff Disease in China. [Review]
    Toxins (Basel) 2016; 8(12)Chan TY
  • Haff disease is a rare syndrome of unexplained myalgia and rhabdomyolysis occurring within 24 h of consumption of certain types of cooked freshwater fish or crustacean. It is caused by a yet unidentified heat-stable toxin. In the present review of published case studies and official press releases, the main objective is to report the emergence and epidemiology of Haff disease in China. Haff disea…
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