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Fatal poisoning from ingestion of Datura stramonium seeds.
Vet Hum Toxicol. 2004 Apr; 46(2):81-2.VH

Abstract

A 19-y old male who intentionally ingested an unknown quantity of Datura stramonium seeds to experience its hallucinogenic effects was found dead. Hyoscyamine and scopolamine were detected in postmortem blood and urine. Blood concentrations of hyoscyamine and scopolamine were 1.1 and 0.2 microg/mL, respectively; in urine only hyoscyamine at 14.2 microg/mL was found. This fatality presents the highest blood concentrations ever reported and confirms that death was due to Datura Stramonium seed ingestion.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Forensic Medicine and Toxicology, Medical School, University of Ioannina, 45110 Ioannina, Greece.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

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Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

15080209

Citation

Boumba, Vassiliki A., et al. "Fatal Poisoning From Ingestion of Datura Stramonium Seeds." Veterinary and Human Toxicology, vol. 46, no. 2, 2004, pp. 81-2.
Boumba VA, Mitselou A, Vougiouklakis T. Fatal poisoning from ingestion of Datura stramonium seeds. Vet Hum Toxicol. 2004;46(2):81-2.
Boumba, V. A., Mitselou, A., & Vougiouklakis, T. (2004). Fatal poisoning from ingestion of Datura stramonium seeds. Veterinary and Human Toxicology, 46(2), 81-2.
Boumba VA, Mitselou A, Vougiouklakis T. Fatal Poisoning From Ingestion of Datura Stramonium Seeds. Vet Hum Toxicol. 2004;46(2):81-2. PubMed PMID: 15080209.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Fatal poisoning from ingestion of Datura stramonium seeds. AU - Boumba,Vassiliki A, AU - Mitselou,Antigony, AU - Vougiouklakis,Theodore, PY - 2004/4/15/pubmed PY - 2004/5/28/medline PY - 2004/4/15/entrez SP - 81 EP - 2 JF - Veterinary and human toxicology JO - Vet Hum Toxicol VL - 46 IS - 2 N2 - A 19-y old male who intentionally ingested an unknown quantity of Datura stramonium seeds to experience its hallucinogenic effects was found dead. Hyoscyamine and scopolamine were detected in postmortem blood and urine. Blood concentrations of hyoscyamine and scopolamine were 1.1 and 0.2 microg/mL, respectively; in urine only hyoscyamine at 14.2 microg/mL was found. This fatality presents the highest blood concentrations ever reported and confirms that death was due to Datura Stramonium seed ingestion. SN - 0145-6296 UR - https://wwww.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/15080209/Fatal_poisoning_from_ingestion_of_Datura_stramonium_seeds_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -