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IP International Journal of Forensic Medicine and Toxicological Sciences


A systemic review of vegetable poisoning and challenges in management


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Author Details : Sukhdeep Singh, Mahesh Kumar*, Arvind Kumar, Rishabh Kumar Singh

Volume : 4, Issue : 1, Year : 2019

Article Page : 4-9

https://10.18231/j.ijfmts.2019.002



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Abstract

Plants have been friends and foes to the humanity. The plant products as a remedy to many ailments have been used since the advent of human civilisation. On the darker side many plants on the planet are hazardous to human health. The accidental or intentional consumption can be deleterious to the physical as well as mental well being of the individual. The aim of this review was to highlight common plant poisons along with signs, symptoms, differential diagnosis and management Search of the literature was done from PubMed, EMBASE, MEDLINE, EBook, done to elaborate upon this vast topic. The Role of Poison Information centres is vital in establishing epidemiology and management of poisoning. Identifying new plant poisons and developing their treatment protocols along with spreading awareness is of great significance to the society.

Keywords: Plant poisons, Vegetable poison, Alkaloids,toxin, Antidote, Poison information centre.


How to cite : Singh S, Kumar M, Kumar A, Singh R K, A systemic review of vegetable poisoning and challenges in management. IP Int J Forensic Med Toxicol Sci 2019;4(1):4-9

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