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Ingestion of castor oil plant seeds.
Med J Aust. 1997 Sep 01; 167(5):260-1.MJ

Abstract

Ingestion of seeds of the castor oil plant is rare, and may cause toxicity but rarely death. The presumed toxic component is ricin, a highly potent cellular poison. We report the case of a young adult who ingested a large number of the seeds, causing initial toxicity, but with subsequent full recovery. The management of such ingestions and the apparent discrepancy between the extreme toxicity of ricin and the generally milder toxicity of ingested seeds are discussed.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Emergency Department, Flinders Medical Centre, Adelaide, SA.No affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Case Reports
Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

9315014

Citation

Aplin, P J., and T Eliseo. "Ingestion of Castor Oil Plant Seeds." The Medical Journal of Australia, vol. 167, no. 5, 1997, pp. 260-1.
Aplin PJ, Eliseo T. Ingestion of castor oil plant seeds. Med J Aust. 1997;167(5):260-1.
Aplin, P. J., & Eliseo, T. (1997). Ingestion of castor oil plant seeds. The Medical Journal of Australia, 167(5), 260-1.
Aplin PJ, Eliseo T. Ingestion of Castor Oil Plant Seeds. Med J Aust. 1997 Sep 1;167(5):260-1. PubMed PMID: 9315014.
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