Although they contribute flavour and versatility to many meals, mushrooms may have unintended side effects. Recently, a strange medical incident occurred when a guy ate uncooked shiitake mushrooms and developed the uncommon and uncomfortable “shiitake rash.”
This incident emphasises how crucial it is to properly prepare mushrooms to avoid adverse effects.
Who Is The Man?
The name of a 72-year-old man is not disclosed.
What Happened To The Man?
An unpleasant reaction to eating uncooked mushrooms resulted in a guy being hospitalised after developing what appeared to be a severe skin ailment.
His condition, brought on by fungus, was recently described in “The New England Journal of Medicine.”
The case study claims that the unidentified 72-year-old patient had apparently “prepared and eaten a meal containing shiitake mushrooms,” an earthy, meaty fungus that is a staple in many East Asian cuisines.
According to LiveScience, the mushroom-loving gourmand didn’t pay it any attention until two days later, when he began to have an “itchy, linear rash across his back,” which was so uncomfortable that it kept him from sleeping.
The rash eventually disappeared, but not before the man received a round of steroids and antihistamines to help him stop itching.
Additionally, doctors advised the fan of mushroom sashimi to “fully cook shiitake mushrooms in the future.”
When Was This Kind Of Disease Discovered?
First documented in Japan in 1977, the illness is most prevalent in Asia, where shiitakes are consumed in large quantities. Still, it has also been reported in Europe, North America, and South America.
Where Did The Man Get Rashes?
The man had a rash on his back. Photos that go with the article show the patient’s back and buttocks, which are covered with deep red welts that look like a beating caused them.
Lentinan, a carbohydrate that releases chemical messengers that produce inflammation like a mild “The Last of Us” infection, is the precise source of the rashes.
Shiitake dermatitis patients may also have edema, fever, diarrhoea, tingling of the lips and hands/feet, difficulty swallowing, and unattractive legions. Fortunately, heat causes Letinan to break down; thus, boiling the shiitakes will prevent the problem.
How Did It Happen To Him?
The doctor thoroughly examined the patient’s dietary history and concluded that the patient had shiitake dermatitis after ruling out a number of other sensitivities.
This illness is frequently identified by unique “whip-like” stripes that emerge on the body’s trunk.
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