International Journal of Trichology

CASE REPORT
Year
: 2012  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 283--284

Paradise Nut Paradox: Alopecia Due to Selenosis from a Nutritional Therapy


Subramanian Senthilkumaran1, Namasivayam Balamurugan2, Rais Vohra3, Ponniah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian4 
1 Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Sri Gokulam Hospitals and Research Institute, Salem, India
2 Neurosciences, Manipal Hospital, Salem, India
3 Division of Clinical Toxicology, UCSF Fresno Medical Center, Fresno, California, USA
4 Internal Medicine, Chennai Medical College Hospital and Research Center, Irungalur, Trichy, India

Correspondence Address:
Subramanian Senthilkumaran
Department of Emergency and Critical Care Medicine, Sri Gokulam Hospital and Research Institute, Salem - 636 004, Tamil Nadu
India

Selenium is a micronutrient. It presents a nutritional conundrum because of its twin status as an essential as well as a highly toxic trace element. Here, we report a case of acute non-intentional selenium toxicity due to increased ingestion of «DQ»paradise nuts«DQ» (Lecythis ollaria) which resulted in massive alopecia.


How to cite this article:
Senthilkumaran S, Balamurugan N, Vohra R, Thirumalaikolundusubramanian P. Paradise Nut Paradox: Alopecia Due to Selenosis from a Nutritional Therapy.Int J Trichol 2012;4:283-284


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Senthilkumaran S, Balamurugan N, Vohra R, Thirumalaikolundusubramanian P. Paradise Nut Paradox: Alopecia Due to Selenosis from a Nutritional Therapy. Int J Trichol [serial online] 2012 [cited 2020 Oct 29 ];4:283-284
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