Stink Bug Intoxication: A Case Series | Abstract

International Journal of Medical Research & Health Sciences (IJMRHS)
ISSN: 2319-5886 Indexed in: ESCI (Thomson Reuters)


Stink Bug Intoxication: A Case Series

Author(s):Hibu Habung*, Taso Beyong, Ratan Ram, Sorang Tashok and Duyu Nobin

Consumption of insects as food is called entomophagy. The stink bug is consumed as food in some parts of the world. In Arunachal Pradesh (a northeastern state of India), the stink bug is consumed as a local delicacy in some parts, and some experience intoxication after consuming them. In this case series of 28 patients, we noted that stink bug intoxication mainly affects the central nervous system with transient impairment of motor coordination, cognition, and movement disorders. Symptomatology and clinical findings are suggestive of possible neurotoxicity of the insect due to which the safety and hygiene of consuming stink bugs are questionable.

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