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Cases Journal

, 2:7736

First Online: 17 September 2009Received: 27 July 2009Accepted: 28 August 2009DOI: 10.4076-1757-1626-2-7736

Cite this article as: Perduri, R. & Gobba, S. Cases Journal 2009 2: 7736. doi:10.4076-1757-1626-2-7736

Abstract

IntroductionIn well-developed countries scant attention is currently devoted to the risk of unknown exposure to aflatoxins, highly toxic and carcinogenic compounds. Nevertheless, unexpected ingestion of foods contaminated by these toxins can occasionally occur virtually worldwide.

Case presentationA 38-year-old woman living in Northern Italy developed unexplained abdominal symptoms after ingestion of aflatoxin-contaminated meat. The possible relation between symptoms and aflatoxins ingestion, the potential risk of hepatocellular carcinoma and the medical management of the case are discussed.

ConclusionIn well-developed countries aflatoxins exposure should be considered in case of unexplained abdominal symptoms. Cancer risk cannot be assessed, nevertheless individual counselling and periodical medical examinations are recommended.

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Autor: Riccardo Perduri - Stefania Gobba

Fuente: https://link.springer.com/







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