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Liver failure secondary to poisoning by a homemade product made of star and green anise in a 4-month-old infant

Overview of attention for article published in Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas, February 2016
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#2 of 276)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (91st percentile)

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Title
Liver failure secondary to poisoning by a homemade product made of star and green anise in a 4-month-old infant
Published in
Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas, February 2016
DOI 10.17235/reed.2016.3964/2015
Pubmed ID
Authors

Obando Pacheco, Pablo, Martínez-Martínez, Patricia Luisa, Pérez de Eulate Bazán, Yolanda, de la Mota Ybancos, José Luis, Milano Manso, Guillermo, Sierra Salinas, Carlos

Abstract

Intoxications in pediatric age represent a frequent cause of visit to the hospital emergency unit. Herb-made products can be toxic for the infant. The neurotoxic properties of the star anise (Illicium verum) have been widely described, although it is a classic product used to treat the infantile colic. Hepatic failure due to the consumption of anise herb elaborated infusions is presented as an exceptional finding in our environment. A case of a 4-month-old infant with hypertransaminasemia, severe coagulopathy, non ketotic hypoglycemia, moderated metabolic acidosis and neurologic symptoms such as seizures and nistagmus is described. After discarding infectious, metabolic and autoimmune etiology and through a meticulous anamnesis, the family referred having administered in the last two months a daily star anise and green anise (Pimpinella anisum) infusion to the patient. It is important to emphasize the serious risk of administering homemade herb infusions to infants.

Mendeley readers

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Unknown 24 100%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Ph. D. Student 1 4%
Student > Bachelor 1 4%
Other 1 4%
Unknown 21 88%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 2 8%
Nursing and Health Professions 1 4%
Unknown 21 88%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 20. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 25 August 2016.
All research outputs
#430,663
of 8,276,988 outputs
Outputs from Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
#2
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Outputs of similar age
#22,168
of 254,177 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
#1
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