seneciosis

se·ne·ci·o·sis

(sĕ-nē'sē-ō'sis),
Liver degeneration and necrosis caused by ingestion of plants of the genus Senecio, such as ragwort and groundsel; similar hepatotoxic properties have been observed after ingestion of some kinds of Crotalaria and Heliotropium.

seneciosis

[senes′ē·ō′sis]
a toxic reaction to the ingestion of plants of the genus Senecio, which are used to make bush tea. The poison causes liver damage, particularly in malnourished patients. Common Senecio species include ragwort and life root, both used in herbal remedies.

seneciosis

acute or chronic hepatic insufficiency caused by the ingestion of pyrrolizidine alkaloids in senecio. Characterized by a syndrome of jaundice and central nervous system derangement and possible photosensitization. Most outbreaks occur in animals on pasture but housed animals fed hay that is contaminated by the foliage or seeds can be affected. Called also Molteno disease, Pictou disease, Schweinsberger disease, Winton disease.
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La reduccion de los niveles de proteinas totales (PT) y albumina (ALB) son indicativos de dano hepatico cronico (2,10) , pero se indica que en la seneciosis, la concentracion de proteinas suele ser normal y la albumina solo disminuiria en las fases finales (19).
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La ingestion en forma de infusion con fines medicinales del falso "arnica de los paramos", Senecio formosus Kunth (Asteraceae), Figura 1D, ha sido registrada por lo menos en 25 casos documentados como causante de la seneciosis, una enfermedad veno-oclusiva que causa dano al higado (Toro et al.