Watershed infarction after honey intoxication



Whatershed Infarct, Mad Honey, Stroke


Watershed infarction indicates ischemic lesions at the junction of two central artery regions. These lesions are the cause of 10% of all brain infarctions. In watershed infarctions, disrupted hemodynamics constitute the pathophysiology. A specific type of honey in the Black Sea region of Turkey, “mad honey,” contains grayanotoxin and may cause intoxication. We herein report a case with watershed infarction after honey intoxication. The patient presented with dizziness and paresthesia in the left arm after eating “mad honey.” Imaging revealed carotid stenosis and watershed infarction.


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Yazıcı MM, Yenikurtuluş E, Akça G, Işık İsmail B. Watershed infarction after honey intoxication. J Surg Med [Internet]. 2021 Nov. 1 [cited 2024 Jul. 23];5(11):1157-8. Available from: https://jsurgmed.com/article/view/868911