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Mistaken identity: Severe vomiting, bradycardia and hypotension after eating a wild herb.
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PMID:  22694100     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
A 53-year-old woman presented with severe vomiting 3.5 hours after eating a boiled wild herb thought to be Hosta montana. She was alert, and did not complain of diplopia or numbness of her limbs. Her vital signs were temperature of 35.9°C, blood pressure of 84/33 mmHg, and heart rate of 59 beats/minute. There was no arrhythmia or conduction block on electrocardiogram. Her blood pressure and heart rate were decreased to 75/44 mmHg and 51 beats/minute at the minimum, respectively. Complete blood count and serum chemistry were normal. The herb was correctly identified when the patient's husband brought in the herb for identification.
Authors:
Kengo Maeda; Ryo Idehara; Shingo Kusaka
Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-6-14
Journal Detail:
Title:  Clinical toxicology (Philadelphia, Pa.)     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1556-9519     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-6-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101241654     Medline TA:  Clin Toxicol (Phila)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Neurology, National Hospital Organization Shiga Hospital , Higashi-oumi, Shiga , Japan.
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