Skin signs of selenium poisoning.


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Chaparro-Reyes D., Valderrama J., Prada-Gwiner N., Vivas-Restrepo L., Espitia-Hernandez D. 2023. Skin signs of selenium poisoning. Eur. J. Pediat. Dermatol. 33 (2):101-4. 10.26326/2281-9649.33.2.2465.


Chaparro-Reyes D. Valderrama J. Prada-Gwiner N. Vivas-Restrepo L. Espitia-Hernandez D.
pp. 101-4


Selenium poisoning is a rare event and even more rare is the one that follows the ingestion of Lecythis ollaria seeds; therefore, in the literature there are few cases reported in humans, never under the age of 18 in Colombia. The actual report presents the case of a pediatric patient who developed acute selenium poisoning after ingesting a significant number of these seeds. The clinical presentation was characterized by vomiting, diarrhea, jaundice, hematuria, diffuse alopecia, and gray nail pigmentation. 


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