Case Report: Two patients presented to the emergency department of our hospital with signs and symptoms of anticholinergic poisoning.
The substance that leads to anticholinergic poisoning is the belladonna alkaloids they contain, which are hyoscyamine, atropine, and scopolamine (8).
A comparison of physostigmine and benzodiazepines for the treatment of anticholinergic poisoning
However, a treating physician consulted the poison control center hotline and established that the illnesses were not consistent with cholinergic poisoning, as would be expected with ingestion of organophosphate pesticides, but were consistent with anticholinergic poisoning.
On July 10, the public health investigators and a horticulture expert visited the home, located in a suburban Maryland neighborhood, to verify the stew ingredients and identify any ingredients that could cause anticholinergic poisoning.
Children with acute anticholinergic poisoning
often are anxious and agitated, have hallucinations, have seizures, or may lapse into a coma.
Children who have acute anticholinergic poisoning
often are anxious and agitated, have hallucinations and seizures, or may lapse into a coma.
For example, ingestion of ginseng (Panax ginseng) bought in China has occasionally produced anticholinergic poisoning
Scopolamine and hyoscyamine, both of which are major constituents of Datura species, are most concentrated in the seeds and can cause anticholinergic poisoning
in exposed persons.
Epidemic anticholinergic poisoning
from scopolamine tainted heroin [Abstract].
Inadvertent anticholinergic poisoning
can result from consumption of foods contaminated with plants that contain belladonna alkaloids.
Unless it is life threatening, there is really no specific treatment for anticholinergic poisonings