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Sunday, November 2, 2008

Food poisoning due to tempoyak

A three cases reported recently, on food poisoning associated with neurological symptoms. Patients initially suspected to have Gullian Barre Syndrome, but high index suspicious of the treating physician, leads to investigation of clinical samples to Australia (lab kita tak complete rupanya lagi)...Patients were intubated and ventilated in ICU (main symptoms were difficulty in breathing due to respiratory muscles paralysis; other muscles were also affected)
Antitoxoid for Botulinum (produced by Clostridium botulinum - bacteria which responsible for botox production) were administered to the patients (it cost RM 11000 each, again bought from Australia). Alhamdulillah, patients were recovered.
So, those who love tempoyak...I think it is better if we can produce it ourself, rather than bought them from unknown manufacturers and; please avoid tempoyak at the restaurants.

1 comment:

Gurindam Jiwa said...

Nasib baik tak dihantar sampel tu ke angkasalepas dengan Dr. Sheikh kita tu.

Sakit kerana makan tempoyak. What could be more embarrassing than that! Mati kerana makan durian kot. Memang ada pun...