The patient complained of tongue numbness, and given this complaint, plant poisoning
affects all regions of Morocco, with a difference in number or percentage, which can be explained by the nature of the vegetation present in each region, as well as the climate that plays an important role in the proliferation of these plants.
A prospective controlled risk factor study included all children who presented with plant poisoning
to Anuradhapura Teaching Hospital over the two-year study period (2012 2014).
. Emerg Med Clin North Am 2007;25(2):375-433.
The general signs of plant poisonings
include excessive drooling, nausea and diarrhea.
. Medico-surgical Encyclopedia Medicine, 2: 532-546.
Among the topics are false-positive drugs of abuse test results due to the use of prescription and non-prescription drugs, when a toxicology report is negative in a suspected overdosed patient: the world of designer drugs, limitations of blood alcohol measurements using automated analyzers and breath analyzers, plant poisoning
and the clinical laboratory, interference in immunoassays used to monitor trycyclic antidepressants, and the effect of drug-herb interactions on therapeutic drug monitoring.
. Emerg Med Clin N Am 2007;25:375-433.
The Epidemiology of Plant Poisoning
in the United States
Speaking from her home in Oman, Love said research in the US showed that 70 per cent of those affected by plant poisoning
are kids below the age of five.
n Seven ways to avoid plant poisoning
(Source: Zayed Complex for Herbal Research and Traditional Medicine)
Young children who put things in their mouths are most at risk of plant poisoning
. Though few are fatal, the effects are often disagreeable, and young children should be kept away from poisonous plants, and older ones warned of their dangers.