Vitamin A toxicity from eating fish livers

EATING carnivorous fish liver may lead to vitamin A toxicity, physicians warn after describing a series of three cases in children of Chinese background.

The cases, unrelated and over a three-year time period, show vitamin A toxicity should be considered in the differential diagnosis of acute food poisoning, they said.

A 23-month-old girl, an 11-year-old boy and a 14-year-old boy each presented to a New Zealand hospital with similar symptoms, including vomiting, headache, sore eyes and a red, exfoliative rash on the face or trunk.

Each child had eaten fish liver less than a day before falling ill and the