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Hypotension, bradycardia and syncope caused by honey poisoning.
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PMID:  16457936     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Honey intoxication, a kind of food poisoning, can be seen in the Black Sea region of Turkey and in various other parts of the world as well. In this study, 66 patients were hospitalized with a variety of symptoms including nausea, vomiting, salivation, dizziness, weakness, hypotension, bradycardia and syncope several hours after the ingestion of small amounts of honey. All patients had hypotension, and majority had bradycardia. These features resolved completely in 24 h with i.v. fluids and atropine, and none died. In conclusion, honey poisoning should be taken into consideration in the differential diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction and in the patients with vomiting, hypotension and bradycardia.
Ozcan Yilmaz; Metin Eser; Atilla Sahiner; Levent Altintop; Osman Yesildag
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2006-02-02
Journal Detail:
Title:  Resuscitation     Volume:  68     ISSN:  0300-9572     ISO Abbreviation:  Resuscitation     Publication Date:  2006 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-28     Completed Date:  2006-08-02     Revised Date:  2009-08-25    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0332173     Medline TA:  Resuscitation     Country:  Ireland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  405-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ondokuz Mayis University School of Medicine, Department of Cardiology, Kurupelit, Samsun, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Aged, 80 and over
Anti-Arrhythmia Agents / therapeutic use
Atropine / therapeutic use
Bradycardia / chemically induced*,  therapy
Diterpenes / poisoning*
Fluid Therapy
Honey / poisoning*
Hypotension / chemically induced*,  therapy
Middle Aged
Plants, Toxic / poisoning*
Syncope / chemically induced*,  therapy
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Anti-Arrhythmia Agents; 0/Diterpenes; 4720-09-6/grayanotoxin I; 51-55-8/Atropine

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