Annals of Internal Medicine: Clinical Cases
Supplement use continues to increase throughout the United States and as these compounds are not approved by the Food and Drug Administration, the side effect profiles are not well studied. Tejocote (Crataegus mexicana) is part of the hawthorn family and is a Mexican root supplement that is marketed for weight loss. We describe the case of a patient who ingested tejocote and presented with weakness, nausea, bradycardia with an atrioventricular block, and drug-induced thrombocytopenia.
Weightloss, Ingestion, Immune system, Idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura, Disclosure, Bradycardia, Toxicity, Nausea, Heartrate, Tejocote, Crataegus mexicana
Clark C, Kelly T, Mense K, Miller S, Broce A. The Forbidden Fruit: A Case of Tejocote (Crataegus mexicana) Supplement Toxicity. Annals of Internal Medicine: Clinical Cases. 2023; 2(8). doi: 10.7326/aimcc.2023.0478.