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Volume 93, Issue 5
  • ISSN: 0002-9637
  • E-ISSN: 1476-1645

Abstract

Abstract

Ackee apple fruit is a native fruit to Jamaica and some parts of west Africa. Its toxicity known as “Jamaican vomiting sickness” dates back to the nineteenth century. However, there is a dearth of reported published data on toxicity from Nigeria where it is popularly known in the southwest as “ishin.” We report a case series of eight previously well Nigerian siblings who presented at various intervals after ingestion of roasted seeds and aril of the ackee fruit.

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  • Received : 11 May 2015
  • Accepted : 01 Jul 2015

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