Acute ackee fruit intoxication

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Acute ackee fruit intoxication

Synonyms: Acute intoxication by Blighia sapida | Jamaican vomiting sickness | Jamaican vomiting syndrome

A rare disease caused by the ingestion of unripe Blighia sapida fruits. It is a serious intoxication that is frequent in certain countries in the Caribbean and Western Africa. In contrast it is rare in France and other Western countries. Intoxication leads to toxic hypoglycaemia and inhibition of neoglucogenesis. The hypoglycaemia is caused by the effect of hypoglycin A which is found in the arils.

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Orphadata: Free access data from Orphanet. © INSERM 1999. Available on http: // Data version September 2023.

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