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Atropa belladonna intoxication: a case report.
Pan Afr Med J. 2012; 11:72.PA

Abstract

Atropa belladonna is a poisonous plant also called deadly nightshade. Its roots, leaves and fruits contain alkaloids: atropine, hyocyamine and scopolamine. The risk of poisoning in children is important because of possible confusion with other berries. Atropa belladonna acute intoxication is a severe condition, it's should be considered in the presence of anti-cholinergic toxidrome, the differential diagnosis include other plants or psychoactive drugs containing atropine. The treatment is mainly symptomatic including gastrointestinal decontamination with activated charcoal. In severe cases, physostigmine can be used as an antidote. We report the case of 11 year old girl with Atropa belladonna poisoning which was administrated in a therapeutic purpose as a remedy to jaundice. The child presented essentially a central anti-cholinergic syndrome. She was admitted in the intensive care unit, the progression was favorable with symptomatic treatment.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Intensive Care Unit, Mother and Child Hospital, University Hospital Hassan II, Fes, Morrocco.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

22655106

Citation

Berdai, Mohamed Adnane, et al. "Atropa Belladonna Intoxication: a Case Report." The Pan African Medical Journal, vol. 11, 2012, p. 72.
Berdai MA, Labib S, Chetouani K, et al. Atropa belladonna intoxication: a case report. Pan Afr Med J. 2012;11:72.
Berdai, M. A., Labib, S., Chetouani, K., & Harandou, M. (2012). Atropa belladonna intoxication: a case report. The Pan African Medical Journal, 11, 72.
Berdai MA, et al. Atropa Belladonna Intoxication: a Case Report. Pan Afr Med J. 2012;11:72. PubMed PMID: 22655106.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Atropa belladonna intoxication: a case report. AU - Berdai,Mohamed Adnane, AU - Labib,Smael, AU - Chetouani,Khadija, AU - Harandou,Mustapha, Y1 - 2012/04/17/ PY - 2012/01/31/received PY - 2012/03/27/accepted PY - 2012/6/2/entrez PY - 2012/6/2/pubmed PY - 2012/8/24/medline KW - Intoxication KW - anticholinergic toxidrome KW - atropa belladonna KW - atropine KW - child SP - 72 EP - 72 JF - The Pan African medical journal JO - Pan Afr Med J VL - 11 N2 - Atropa belladonna is a poisonous plant also called deadly nightshade. Its roots, leaves and fruits contain alkaloids: atropine, hyocyamine and scopolamine. The risk of poisoning in children is important because of possible confusion with other berries. Atropa belladonna acute intoxication is a severe condition, it's should be considered in the presence of anti-cholinergic toxidrome, the differential diagnosis include other plants or psychoactive drugs containing atropine. The treatment is mainly symptomatic including gastrointestinal decontamination with activated charcoal. In severe cases, physostigmine can be used as an antidote. We report the case of 11 year old girl with Atropa belladonna poisoning which was administrated in a therapeutic purpose as a remedy to jaundice. The child presented essentially a central anti-cholinergic syndrome. She was admitted in the intensive care unit, the progression was favorable with symptomatic treatment. SN - 1937-8688 UR - https://wwww.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/22655106/Atropa_belladonna_intoxication:_a_case_report_ L2 - https://www.panafrican-med-journal.com/content/article/11/72/full/ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -