ER doctor discusses food poisoning cases

January 09, 2015
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IN THE NEWS: Nearly 40 people were sickened this week after eating cakes from a Santa Ana bakery, but their symptoms suggested more than food poisoning. Victims told the Orange County Register they experienced heart palpitations, dizziness, numbness and hallucinatory thoughts.

UC Irvine Health emergency department physician Dr. Carl Schultz told the Register those symptoms are not typical for food poisoning.

“Assuming the ingredients were really wheat, salt, eggs, that sort of stuff, hallucinations would not be common. If you put LSD into something, you might see some of these symptoms,” said Schultz, a professor of emergency medicine.

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