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Atropa belladonna (Deadly Nightshade) Poisoning in Childhood

DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2015.457
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230-4
Synopsis: 
Atropa belladonna intoxication may seriously progress in the act of late diagnosis and treatment in childhood. It is crucial to realize that in Atropa belladonna poisoning, patients should be evaluated carefully in terms of intensive care needs. Patients with Glasgow Coma Scale < 12 should be observed in the intensive care unit.

ABSTRACT

Objective: A very small amount of Atropa belladonna (AB) can lead to serious symptoms of poisoning and can cause death in children. In this study, demographic, clinic and laboratory results of AB poisoning were evaluated.

Accepted: 
08 Sep, 2015
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e-Published: 10 Dec, 2015

Ethylene Glycol Poisoning: Highlighting the Role of the Caribbean Poison Information Centre

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456–7
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e-Published: 20 Jun, 2013

Ethylene Glycol Poisoning following Ingestion of Brake Fluid

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Pages: 
286–7

ABSTRACT

A 32-year old male, with a history of depression and previous suicide attempts, was brought to hospital comatose after ingestion of brake fluid. He developed severe metabolic acidosis with an increased anion gap, hypotension, seizures and mild renal impairment. He required intensive care treatment for ventilatory and inotropic support. The clinical features, diagnosis and treatment of this unusual poison are discussed.

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e-Published: 12 Jun, 2013
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