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What is Ackee Fruit Food poisoning?

What is Ackee Fruit Food poisoning?

  • Ackee Fruit Food poisoning: Unripe ackee fruit contains a chemical called hypoglycin A and B which affect the central nervous system and fatty acid oxidation. Eating the unripe fruit can cause symptoms can occur in as little as two hours but is generally 6 to 48 hours. The ackee fruit is found mainly in Jamaica, West Africa, Central America, Sought Florida, southern California and Hawaii.

Ackee Fruit Food poisoning: Introduction

Types of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning:

Broader types of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning:

How many people get Ackee Fruit Food poisoning?

Incidence (annual) of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning: 1 per 1000 people in the Caribbean develop ackee fruit poisoning each year
Incidence Rate of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning: approx 1 in 1,000 or 0.10% or 272,000 people in USA [about data]

How serious is Ackee Fruit Food poisoning?

Prognosis of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning: Obviously the severity of symptoms will vary depending on the amount of the substance involved. Immunocompromised, elderly and young patients tend to suffer more serious symptoms.
Complications of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning: see complications of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning

What causes Ackee Fruit Food poisoning?

Causes of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning: see causes of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning

What are the symptoms of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning?

Symptoms of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning: see symptoms of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning

Complications of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning: see complications of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning

Can anyone else get Ackee Fruit Food poisoning?

More information: see contagiousness of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning

Ackee Fruit Food poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Ackee Fruit Food poisoning.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Ackee Fruit Food poisoning.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Ackee Fruit Food poisoning: Toxicologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Ackee Fruit Food poisoning.
Treatments for Ackee Fruit Food poisoning: see treatments for Ackee Fruit Food poisoning

Name and Aliases of Ackee Fruit Food poisoning

Main name of condition: Ackee Fruit Food poisoning

Other names or spellings for Ackee Fruit Food poisoning:

Blighiu sapida poisoning, Jamaican vomiting disease, Ackee fruit overdose, Ackee fruit toxicity, Plant poisoning [Ackee fruit]

 

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