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A disease occurring in Ethiopia, Algeria, and India, characterized by various nervous manifestations, tremors, spastic paraplegia, and paresthesias; prevalent in districts where vetches, khasari (Lathyrus sativus), and allied species comprise the main food. Experimentally, a form of bone disease induced in laboratory animals by feeding L. sativus peas, or a principle derived from them, especially β-aminoproprionitrile.
[L. lathyrus, vetch]
the hepatic injury syndrome caused by poisoning with dead Lupinus spp. plants, as stubble, infested with the fungi Phomopsis leptostromiformis or P. rossiana. Depression, jaundice and photosensitization are the common signs. Called also mycotoxic lupinosis.