alexa Datura stramonium L. poisoning in a geophagous child: a case report.


Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

Author(s): Bouziri A, Hamdi A, Borgi A, Hadj SB, Fitouri Z,

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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.
This article was published in Int J Emerg Med and referenced in Journal of Addiction Research & Therapy

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