Lychee Associated Encephalopathy: Myth or Reality?

  • Ankit Mangla
  • Kandla Sharma
  • Vasuda Bhagat
  • Mehtab Singh Bhagat
Keywords: Lychee, Encephalopathy, Encephalitis


Once again, lychee fruit is flashing in the Indian news headlines after being criticized for association with fatal encephalopathy in Muzaffarpur region of Bihar. More than a 100 children in the district have lost their lives to this mysterious deadly outbreak. The research work behind the etiopathology of this lethal disease is minimal. There is a constant need of reporting these kind of unusual breakouts and analysing the data on basis of clinical and laboratory records. The health professionals will have to focus the target population, using preventive and curative measures, but this could be done only if substantial research is available for meta-analysis to reach a decision that could effectively and satisfactorily control this fatal and life-threatening public health issue.


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Author Biographies

Ankit Mangla

MD (Paediatrics), Consultant SPS Hospital, Ludhiana, Punjab

Kandla Sharma

MD (Paediatrics), Associate Consultant, Fortis Hospital, Jaipur

Vasuda Bhagat

PG Student, Department of Oral Medicine and Radiology, DJ College of Dental Sciences and Research, Modinagar, UP

Mehtab Singh Bhagat

MBBS, Medical Officer, Government of Jammu and Kashmir

DOI: 10.26440/IHRJ/0303.06248
Published: 2019-06-24
How to Cite
Ankit Mangla, Kandla Sharma, Vasuda Bhagat, Mehtab Singh Bhagat. Lychee Associated Encephalopathy: Myth or Reality?. IHRJ [Internet]. 2019Jun.24 [cited 2024Mar.3];3(3):113-5. Available from: