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What is Jamaican vomiting sickness?

What is Jamaican vomiting sickness?

  • Jamaican vomiting sickness: A fatal reaction to eating unripe ackee fruit.

Jamaican vomiting sickness is listed as a "rare disease" by the Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH). This means that Jamaican vomiting sickness, or a subtype of Jamaican vomiting sickness, affects less than 200,000 people in the US population.
Source - National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Jamaican vomiting sickness as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

Jamaican vomiting sickness: Introduction

Types of Jamaican vomiting sickness:

Broader types of Jamaican vomiting sickness:

How serious is Jamaican vomiting sickness?

Complications of Jamaican vomiting sickness: see complications of Jamaican vomiting sickness

What causes Jamaican vomiting sickness?

Causes of Jamaican vomiting sickness: see causes of Jamaican vomiting sickness

What are the symptoms of Jamaican vomiting sickness?

Symptoms of Jamaican vomiting sickness: see symptoms of Jamaican vomiting sickness

Complications of Jamaican vomiting sickness: see complications of Jamaican vomiting sickness

Jamaican vomiting sickness: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Jamaican vomiting sickness.

Misdiagnosis: see misdiagnosis and Jamaican vomiting sickness.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Jamaican vomiting sickness: Infectious Disease Specialist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Jamaican vomiting sickness.
Treatments for Jamaican vomiting sickness: see treatments for Jamaican vomiting sickness
Research for Jamaican vomiting sickness: see research for Jamaican vomiting sickness

Name and Aliases of Jamaican vomiting sickness

Main name of condition: Jamaican vomiting sickness

Other names or spellings for Jamaican vomiting sickness:

Jamaican vomiting syndrome, Ackee fruit intoxication, Ackee poisoning, Blighia sapida, acute intoxication, Ackee fruit, acute intoxication

Akee poisoning Source - Diseases Database

Ackee poisoning
Source - Office of Rare Diseases (ORD) of the National Institutes of Health (NIH)

Jamaican vomiting sickness: Related Conditions

Research the causes of these diseases that are similar to, or related to, Jamaican vomiting sickness:

 

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