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Strychnine poisoning: gone but not forgotten.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20810461     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Strychnine was used as a pesticide until 1968 and a rodenticide until 2006 when its sale was banned throughout the EU and all supplies recalled. A case of strychnine poisoning seen in a UK emergency department in 2009 is reported to remind clinicians of the features and management of this increasingly rare presentation. Prompt recognition and early intensive supportive therapy can result in a favourable outcome.
Authors:
A J Parker; J B Lee; J Redman; L Jolliffe
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-09-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  Emergency medicine journal : EMJ     Volume:  28     ISSN:  1472-0213     ISO Abbreviation:  Emerg Med J     Publication Date:  2011 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-12-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100963089     Medline TA:  Emerg Med J     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  84     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Emergency Department, York Hospital NHS Foundation Trust, Wigginton Road, York, North Yorkshire YO31 7HE, UK; amanda.parker@york.nhs.uk.
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