Favism is used to describe a hemolytic syndrone in susceptible individuals after eating seeds of Vicia faba. It is characterised most often by weakness or fatigue, pallor, jaundice and hemoglobinuria. In hospitalised patients, large amounts of hemoglobin in the urine persists for 1–3 days. Small amounts of oxyhemoglobin and methemoglobin are also found in the urine, which appears dark brown, red or even black. Death may occur from renal failure (1). In severe cases, erythrocyte counts are markedly reduced and blood transfusions are necessary.
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