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Ricin poisoning causing death after ingestion of herbal medicine.
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PMID:  22588447     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Ricin intoxication is a fatal and an uncommon medical condition. We report a case of ricin poisoning in a 42-year-old Saudi male patient who ingested a herbal medicine mixture containing ricin bean powder, after which he presented with gastrointestinal symptoms followed by gastrointestinal bleeding and hypotension. The patient then passed into a state of shock with respiratory failure followed by cardiac arrest and death. Public health awareness of self-prescribed herbal medications is necessary.
Abdullah S Assiri
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Annals of Saudi medicine     Volume:  32     ISSN:  0975-4466     ISO Abbreviation:  Ann Saudi Med     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-05-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8507355     Medline TA:  Ann Saudi Med     Country:  India    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  315-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Abdullah.S. Assiri Vice Dean College Of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha, PO Box 641, Postal Code - 61421, Saudi Arabia M: +966504745956
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