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A case of non-fatal oleander poisoning.
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PMID:  22328901     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
We present a case of non-fatal poisoning with oleander blooms in a 42-year-old woman. After repeated vomiting and gastrointestinal distress, the patient was admitted to the hospital with cardiac symptoms 4 h after the ingestion. Urine and blood samples were assayed for drugs of abuse and for general toxicological screen. Blood was analysed for alcohol and volatiles. Oleandrin was detected in the blood sample at a concentration of 14.7 ng/ml. Following a review of the literature, this is the first case of oleander poisoning in which the patient recovered with only conservative treatment. Oleander poisonings occur rarely, and generally result in death.
Behçet Al; Pınar Yarbil; Mehmet Dogan; Sinem Kabul; Cuma Yıldırım
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2010-02-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  BMJ case reports     Volume:  2010     ISSN:  1757-790X     ISO Abbreviation:  BMJ Case Rep     Publication Date:  2010  
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Created Date:  2012-02-13     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101526291     Medline TA:  BMJ Case Rep     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Gaziantep University Hospital, Emergency Department, Medicine Faculty of Gaziantep University, Gaziantep, 27100, Turkey.
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