Survival after Strychnine Poisoning: A Case Report

Rao, Karthik N and Nayak, Vinod C and James, Ranjit Immanuel and Patil, Navin and Rao, Raghavendra and Jaunky, Chaitan and Ahmed, Talha (2016) Survival after Strychnine Poisoning: A Case Report. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7 (1). pp. 1769-1771. ISSN 0975-8585

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Strychnine poisoning has a very uncommon occurence. Strychnine, brucine and loganin constitue the active principles of Strychnine nux vomica. Nowadays the poisoning is most commonly due to adulteration with narcotics. Hereby we present a case of 23 year old male, who had consumed nux vomica seeds accidentally (made decoction and he drank it) and developed abnormal behaviour, stiffness, hyper-reflexia and was treated conservatively with anti convulsants (symptomatic management). Eventually he survived and got discharged after 8 days of admission.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Anti-convulsant; Hyper-reflexia; Poisoning; Strychnine
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Forensic Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pharmacology
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 04 Feb 2016 14:48
Last Modified: 04 Feb 2016 14:48

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