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International Journal of Emergency Medicine

, 4:31

First Online: 15 June 2011Received: 22 June 2010Accepted: 15 June 2011

Abstract

Datura stramonium L. DS is a wild-growing plant widely distributed and easily accessible. It contains a variety of toxic anticholinergic alkaloids such as atropine, hyoscamine, and scopolamine. Voluntary or accidental ingestion can produce severe anticholinergic poisoning. We report an unusual case of DS intoxication occurring in a geophagous young child after accidental ingestion of the plant. Our case is original because of the young age of the victim and the underlying geophagia facilitating the occurrence of poisoning.

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Author: Asma Bouziri - Asma Hamdi - Aida Borgi - Sarra Bel Hadj - Zohra Fitouri - Khaled Menif - Nejla Ben Jaballah

Source: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1865-1380-4-31







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