Explained: How litchi toxin is causing deaths in undernourished children in Muzaffarpur

Explained: How hypoglycaemic encephalopathy, which has caused most of the deaths in children in Muzaffarpur, is very different from encephalitis. And how the toxin in litchi is causing low blood sugar level, coma and even death in only undernourished children and how it can be prevented and treated. Acute encephalitis syndrome in Bihar’s Muzaffarpur has … Continue reading Explained: How litchi toxin is causing deaths in undernourished children in Muzaffarpur

Toxins in litchi kill children in Bihar

Unexplained illness in children aged 15 years and younger in Muzaffarpur, Bihar, India, which claims many lives during an outbreak that occurs in May-June, has been solved. Scientists from the U.S. and India have found that consumption of litchi fruit and skipping evening meal can result in very low blood glucose level (less than 70 … Continue reading Toxins in litchi kill children in Bihar