Abstract Title:

Anticholinergic toxicity associated with lupin seed ingestion: case report.

Abstract Source:

Eur J Emerg Med. 2004 Apr ;11(2):119-20. PMID: 15028905

Abstract Author(s):

Aulo Di Grande, Rosario Paradiso, Salvatore Amico, Giovanni Fulco, Bruno Fantauzza, Paola Noto

Article Affiliation:

Unità Operativa di Medicina e Chirurgia d'Accettazione e d'Urgenza, Azienda Ospedaliera S. Elia, Caltanissetta, Italy. adigrande@yahoo.it


We describe a case of acute poisoning in a 51-year-old female patient who presented to the Emergency Department with weakness, anxiety, dry mouth, bilateral mydriasis and lid drop. In differential diagnosis, botulism, Guillain-Barré syndrome and myasthenia gravis were considered, as well as cerebral haematoma because of a cranial injury a week before. Symptoms, which resolved within 12 h without any therapy, were instead related to the ingestion of lupin seeds.

Study Type : Human: Case Report

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