"A handful of students were sick with what Dr. Robert Schirmer, medical director at the Barry-Eaton District Health Department, calls a "break-through" form of chicken pox. It's a milder form that strikes people who have been immunized.
In August, the government began recommended a second round of the vaccine. Schirmer says these cases are evidence that recommendation is necessary.
"Too much sorbitol in cells can cause damage. Diabetic retinopathy and neuropathy may be related to excess sorbitol in the cells of the eyes and nerves. Ingesting large amounts of sorbitol can lead to some abdominal pain, gas, and mild to severe diarrhea. Sorbitol can also aggravate irritable bowel syndrome and fructose malabsorption."
"CONCLUSION: Peritonitis can presumptively occur from sorbitol…"
"CONCLUSIONS: The maximal cerebrospinal fluid concentration/maximal serum concentration ratio was low for sorbitol, thus suggesting a small potential risk of inducing an increase of intracranial pressure"
"The present study shows that pronounced gastrointestinal distress may be provoked by malabsorption of small amounts of fructose, sorbitol, and fructose-sorbitol mixtures in patients with functional bowel disease."
"In connection with nephrectomy fatal liver and renal failure occurred after infusion of 50 g sorbitol in a 28 years old patient with undiagnosed fructose intolerance."
"Five patients who suffered catastrophic colonic necrosis are presented. All patients were uremic and received sodium polystyrene (Kayexalate) in sorbitol enemas
Intestinal necrosis due to sodium polystyrene (Kayexalate) in sorbitol enemas: clinical and experimental support for the hypothesis.
"Based on our observations, we believe that a large number of adults could be suffering from sorbitol-induced nonspecific abdominal symptoms and diarrhea. These symptoms could lead to an extensive diagnostic work-up and lifelong diagnosis of irritable bowel syndrome."
"Sorbitol, a polyalcohol sugar, is the sweetener in most "sugar-free" products and may produce an osmotic diarrhea if ingested in large amounts. These data suggest that the evaluation of patients with "functional" gastrointestinal complaints should include careful inquiry into the use of products containing sorbitol."
"Dangers of intravenous fructose and sorbitol."