Severe ketoacidosis secondary to starvation in a frutarian patient

Nutr Hosp. 2010 Nov-Dec;25(6):1049-52.


The present paper presents the first clinical case of a patient suffering from Frutarianism a new "Eating disorder" and severe Ketoacidosis. The life-style feed strictly only on fruits (not even other vegetables, since plant death is necessary previous consumption).This behavioural alteration frequently leads to starvation and the subsequent Ketoacidosis due to starvation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Blood Chemical Analysis
  • Diet*
  • Diet, Vegetarian
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fruit*
  • Humans
  • Ketosis / etiology*
  • Life Style
  • Male
  • Protein-Energy Malnutrition / etiology
  • Starvation / complications*