BMJ Case Reports 2013; doi:10.1136/bcr-2013-200890

Haemolytic anaemia after ingestion of Neem (Azadirachta indica) tea

  1. Emily M Hawes
  1. Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina School of Medicine, Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Emily Morris Hawes, ehawes{at}


The authors report a clinically relevant and possible cause of haemolytic anaemia from ingestion of a Mexican tea from the Neem tree, also known as Azadirachta indica, in a 35-year-old Hispanic man who was found to have glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency.

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