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Sanjeewa H.M. Patabendige1, Jesper Brink Svendsen2 & Jan Dominik Kampmann1 1) Medicinsk Forskningsenhed, Medicinske Sygdomme Sønderborg/Tønder, Sygehus Sønderjylland 2) Arbejds- og Miljømedicinsk Afdeling, Bispebjerg Hospita

Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V01190051

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Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V01190051
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Sanjeewa H.M. Patabendige, Jesper Brink Svendsen
& Jan Dominik Kampmann:

Deadly outcome after ingestion of squirting cucumber

Ugeskr Læger 2019;181:V01190051

In this case report, an 83-year-old woman with dementia was admitted to hospital with vomiting and diarrhoea. Her medical history included dementia, atrial fibrillation and seizures. She had accidentally ingested a kind of “fruit”, which was used as part of a flower decoration in her room. When admitted, she was in hypovolaemic shock and hypoxic. The ingested “fruit” was identified as squirting cucumber: Ecballium elaterium, which is known to cause vomiting and diarrhea, according to the Danish poison centre. The patient’s condition deteriorated despite intravenously given fluid and antibiotic treatment for a suspected aspiration pneumonia. She died two hours after admission.

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