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VOLUME 21 , ISSUE 1 ( 2017 ) > List of Articles

CASE REPORT

Chinese restaurant syndrome

Himmatrao Bawaskar, Pramodini Bawaskar, Parag Bawaskar

Keywords : Monosodium glutamate, spitting, uvula

Citation Information : Bawaskar H, Bawaskar P, Bawaskar P. Chinese restaurant syndrome. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (1):49-50.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.198327

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 00-01-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

In India, eating Chinese food has become very popular. We hereby report a case who presented with angioneurotic edema of the uvula and the surrounding structures, after eating Chinese food, which resulted in severe difficulty in swallowing saliva and inability to speak.


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