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South Med J. 1986 Feb;79(2):259-60.

Laetrile intoxication and hepatic necrosis: a possible association.

Abstract

A 65-year-old woman with cirrhosis and hepatoma lapsed into deep coma, hypotension, and acidosis after ingestion of 3 gm of Laetrile, a cyanogenetic glucoside. After initial treatment, the patient regained consciousness, but massive hepatic damage led to her death. We suggested a possible relationship between Laetrile poisoning and massive hepatic necrosis.

PMID:
3003927
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