Friday, 13 January 2012

Why I may never eat crab

My wife is from Maryland and loves eating crabs. She promises me an almost transcendental experience next time we go back to visit her parents - we'll eat crabs fresh from the Chesapeake Bay, sprinkled liberally with Old Bay. I've never eaten crab before and thought it sounded wonderful. Notice the past tense there.

I was down with that until this week's NEJM showed me how eating crab can go wrong. The kind of wrong that comes with haemoptysis.


1 comment:

  1. No problem, it says freshwater crab and crayfish. Hopefully in Maryland the crab is saltwater.
    I would like to visit New Orleans, but I will have to remember this, because in Louisiana and the South they love their crayfish.