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Hepatotoxicity from castor bean ingestion in a child.
J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 2000; 38(1):67-9.JT

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Castor beans contain ricin, one of the most toxic substances known. A biphasic toxicity is described consisting of acute and potentially fatal gastroenteritis followed by damage to the viscera several days later. However, the most current review of the literature states that the above delayed toxicity has not been reported.

CASE REPORT

We report a 20-month-old girl with no gastrointestinal symptoms who developed reversible hepatotoxicity beginning 48-72 hours after the ingestion of castor beans.

CONCLUSION

It seems prudent to follow for several days any patients who actually chewed castor beans before ingestion.

Authors+Show Affiliations

University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Canada.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

10696929

Citation

Palatnick, W, and M Tenenbein. "Hepatotoxicity From Castor Bean Ingestion in a Child." Journal of Toxicology. Clinical Toxicology, vol. 38, no. 1, 2000, pp. 67-9.
Palatnick W, Tenenbein M. Hepatotoxicity from castor bean ingestion in a child. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 2000;38(1):67-9.
Palatnick, W., & Tenenbein, M. (2000). Hepatotoxicity from castor bean ingestion in a child. Journal of Toxicology. Clinical Toxicology, 38(1), 67-9.
Palatnick W, Tenenbein M. Hepatotoxicity From Castor Bean Ingestion in a Child. J Toxicol Clin Toxicol. 2000;38(1):67-9. PubMed PMID: 10696929.
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