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'Ghost Pepper' Burns Hole in Man's Esophagus

Posted 18 Oct 2016 by Drugs.com

TUESDAY, Oct. 18, 2016 – A San Francisco man who joined an eating contest involving super-hot "ghost peppers" ended up with a hole in his esophagus, doctors report. The 47-year-old showed up at a hospital emergency room after eating ghost peppers, or "bhut jolokia" – one of the hottest peppers known and "more than twice the strength of a habanero pepper," according to a team led by Dr. Ann ...

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