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Cicutoxin poisoning (water hemlock).

Authors
  • Starreveld, E
  • Hope, E
Type
Published Article
Journal
Neurology
Publication Date
Aug 01, 1975
Volume
25
Issue
8
Pages
730–734
Identifiers
PMID: 1171406
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

A 54-year-old man had a severe case of cicutoxin poisoning following the ingestion of water hemlock (Cicuta maculate). The administration of thiopentone sodium by continuous intravenous infusion proved the optimum method of controlling the gross and irregular body movements and of managing the metabolic acidosis and the cholinergic crisis characteristic of this type of poisoning. This report includes a detailed neurologic and biochemical assessment of the condition.

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