MAD HONEY POISONING-RELATED HYPOTHERMIA: A CASE SERIES


Aygun A. , Vuran H. S. , Aksut N., KARACA Y. , GÜNDÜZ A. , TÜREDİ S.

JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.50, no.1, pp.51-54, 2016 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 50 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.jemermed.2015.08.009
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.51-54

Abstract

Background: Mad honey-related intoxication frequently leads to bradycardia, hypotension, and syncope. Hypothermia is a potentially life-threatening condition if not identified early and treated appropriately. Case Report: Three patients are reviewed. Patient 1 was a 66-year-old man who presented to the emergency department with nausea, vomiting, and faintness beginning 2 h after consuming honey. His temperature was 34 degrees C, his blood pressure was 70/40 mm Hg, and his heart rate was 30 beats/min. Patient 2, a 57-year-old man, presented to the emergency department with headache, feeling cold, and faintness beginning 3 h after consuming honey. His temperature was 35 degrees C, his blood pressure was 60/40 mm Hg, and his heart rate was 46 beats/min. Patient 3 was a 79-year-old woman who presented with nausea, vomiting, and headache 2 h after consuming honey. Her temperature was 35 degrees C, her blood pressure was 70/40 mm Hg, and her heart rate was 40 beats/min. All 3 patients were discharged in good condition after appropriate therapy. Why Should an Emergency Physician Be Aware of This?: Bradycardia and hypotension are frequently encountered in mad honey intoxication. However, intoxication accompanied by hypothermia has attracted little attention to date. (C) 2016 Elsevier Inc.