Colchicine poisoning: a case report and review of literature

*, YP Raghavendra Babu and *, S Manjunath and Bakkannavar, Shankar M and Acharya, Jenash and *, GN Pramod Kumar (2012) Colchicine poisoning: a case report and review of literature. Medicine Science and the Law.

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Colchicine, a natural pseudo-alkaloid found in plants such as the Colchicum autumnale and Gloriosa superba has tremendous medicinal properties, but if misused by an unqualified person can result in fatal consequences. We report a case of colchicine poisoning in an adult man as a result of consumption of the herb G. superba by a 50-year-old man and review the literature.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Mangalore > Forensic Medicine
Depositing User: KMCMLR User
Date Deposited: 12 Sep 2012 07:00
Last Modified: 26 Dec 2015 10:47

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