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Acorn poisoning: Acorns contain tannic acid which affects the metabolism of proteins and causing serious symptoms if large amounts are consumed. The amount of tannin in the acorn varies amongst species - higher tannin content results in a more bitter tasting acorn. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Acorn poisoning is available below.
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Prognosis for Acorn poisoning: Obviously the severity of symptoms will vary depending on the amount of the substance involved. Immunocompromised, elderly and young patients tend to suffer more serious symptoms.
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