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Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) toxicity

Besharat, S. and Besharat, M. and Jabbari, A. (2009) Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) toxicity. BMJ Case Reports. ISSN 1757790X (ISSN)

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Abstract

Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) can cause toxic effects when eaten. Wild lettuce grows in the north of Iran and some natives consume it unaware of its adverse side effects. We describe eight patients with manifestations of wild lettuce toxicity, admitted to a general hospital affiliated to the Golestan University of Medical Sciences. All the patients recovered (although one had to spend 48 h in the intensive care unit) and no chronic complications were reported. A clinical suspicion of toxicity caused by wild lettuce intake and an accurate history formed the basis of the diagnosis. Conservative treatment, vital sign monitoring, control of patient intake and output, and reducing patient agitation provided the basis for treatment.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Unmapped bibliographic data: LA - English [Field not mapped to EPrints] J2 - BMJ Case Rep. [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Shalikoobi Ave, 21st Edalat, Gorgan, 49177-44563, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology, 5 Azar St, Gorgan, 49177-44563, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Shalikoobi Ave, Gorgan, 4917744563, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] AD - Golestan University of Medical Sciences, 5 Azar Hospital, Gorgan, 4917744563, Iran [Field not mapped to EPrints] DB - Scopus [Field not mapped to EPrints]
Subjects: مقالات نمایه شده محققین دانشگاه در سایت ,Web of Science ,Scopus
Divisions: معاونت تحقیقات و فناوری
Depositing User: GOUMS
Date Deposited: 15 Apr 2015 09:58
Last Modified: 05 Mar 2017 06:38
URI: http://eprints.goums.ac.ir/id/eprint/2282

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