Star fruit intoxication successfully treated by charcoal haemoperfusion and intensive haemofiltration.

Hong Kong medical journal = Xianggang yi xue za zhi / Hong Kong Academy of Medicine

PubMedID: 19342744

Chan CK, Li R, Shum HP, Lo SH, Chan KK, Wong KS, Tsoi TH, Yan WW. Star fruit intoxication successfully treated by charcoal haemoperfusion and intensive haemofiltration. Hong Kong Med J. 2009;15(2):149-52.
We report on a case of an elderly woman with chronic renal impairment, secondary to diabetic nephropathy, who developed a deep coma and seizure shortly after consumption of star fruit. She was managed in the intensive care unit, and her consciousness level improved dramatically after an 8-hour charcoal haemoperfusion and 30 hours of continuous haemofiltration. There were no long-term neurological or renal sequelae 9 months later. Early recognition of this condition, intensive dialytic therapy and supportive measures, as well as early initiation of charcoal haemoperfusion may improve the management of this potentially treatable condition.