Carboxyatractyloside poisoning in humans


Turgut M., Alhan C., Gurgoze M., Kurt A., Dogan Y., Tekatli M., ...More

ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS, vol.25, no.2, pp.125-134, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1179/146532805x45728
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF TROPICAL PAEDIATRICS
  • Page Numbers: pp.125-134

Abstract

Objective: Cocklebur (Xanthium strumarium) is an herbaceous annual plant with worldwide distribution. The seeds contain the glycoside carboxyatracryloside, which is highly toxic to animals. We describe nine cases of carboxyatractyloside poisoning in humans which, to our knowledge, has not previously been reported. The clinical, laboratory and histopathological findings and our therapeutic approach are also discussed.