JAMES H. MCNEILL, M.D., F.A.C.P.
Persimmon phytobezoar, nearly unknown in Europe, is ordinarily seen in the United States and Japan where the persimmon is native. Males, because they are more likely to eat persimmons under certain circumstances, are more frequently affected. Age seems to have no effect, cases having been reported between the ages of six and 75. Its presence is manifested within a relatively short time after ingestion of the fruit. There is, accordingly, a seasonal incidence, in the late fall and early winter, when the persimmons are ripening.
Izumi, Isida and Iwamoto1 defined the chemical and physical factors which combine to form the
MCNEILL JH. PERSIMMON PHYTOBEZOAR WITH CASE REPORT1. Ann Intern Med. ;14:2142–2147. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-14-11-2142
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