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(Datura stramonium poisoning)
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  • A Rare Cause of Acute Anisocoria in a Child: The Angel's Trumpet Plant. [Case Reports]
    J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2018; 55:e33-e35Serin HM, Ozen B, Yilmaz S
  • Anisocoria is a significant finding in several ocular and potentially life-threatening neurological disorders. The angel's trumpet (Datura suaveolens), widely used as a garden plant, is a natural alkaloid with anticholinergic effects containing high levels of scopolamine. The authors present a pediatric case of acute anisocoria secondary to contact with the angel's trumpet plant. This case report…
  • Acute poisoning due to ingestion of Datura stramonium - a case report. [Case Reports]
    Rom J Anaesth Intensive Care 2017; 24(1):65-68Trancă SD, Szabo R, Cociş M
  • Datura stramonium (DS) is a widespread annual plant, containing atropine, hyoscyamine, and scopolamine, which can produce poisoning with a severe anticholinergic syndrome. Teenagers ingest the roots, seeds or the entire plant to obtain its hallucinogenic and euphoric effects. We presented the case of a 22 year old male who was admitted to the Emergency Room in a coma after consuming Datura stramo…
  • Ophthalmology in North America: Early Stories (1491-1801). [Review]
    Ophthalmol Eye Dis 2017; 9:1179172117721902Leffler CT, Schwartz SG, … Peterson E
  • New World plants, such as tobacco, tomato, and chili, were held to have beneficial effects on the eyes. Indigenous healers rubbed or scraped the eyes or eyelids to treat inflammation, corneal opacities, and even eye irritation from smoke. European settlers used harsh treatments, such as bleeding and blistering, when the eyes were inflamed or had loss of vision with a normal appearance (gutta sere…
  • Alkaloid-Containing Plants Poisonous to Cattle and Horses in Europe. [Review]
    Toxins (Basel) 2015; 7(12):5301-7Cortinovis C, Caloni F
  • Alkaloids, nitrogen-containing secondary plant metabolites, are of major interest to veterinary toxicology because of their occurrence in plant species commonly involved in animal poisoning. Based on epidemiological data, the poisoning of cattle and horses by alkaloid-containing plants is a relatively common occurrence in Europe. Poisoning may occur when the plants contaminate hay or silage or wh…
  • Datura stramonium poisoning in a child. [Case Reports]
    Turk J Pediatr 2015 Jan-Feb; 57(1):82-4Özkaya AK, Güler E, … Göksügür Y
  • Hallucinogenic plant poisoning in children is a significant problem for the emergency physician. We describe the case of a boy who had slurred speech, fever, hallucinations, tachycardia, dilated pupils, confusion and disorientation. He had no history of drug use or toxin intake. All signs and symptoms were improved by supportive therapy within 48 hours. It turned out that the patient had ingested…
  • Poisoned after Dinner: Dolma with Datura Stramonium. [Case Reports]
    Turk J Emerg Med 2015; 15(1):51-5Disel NR, Yilmaz M, … Karanlik M
  • Datura stramonium, which is also known as Thorn Apple or Jimson Weed, is an alkaloid containing plant that is entirely toxic. The active toxic constituents of the plant are atropine, scopolamine and hyoscyamine. It has been abused worldwide for hundreds of years because of its hallucinogenic properties. Previous reports have shown that herbal medication overdose and accidental food contamination …
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