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What is Balsam pear poisoning?

What is Balsam pear poisoning?

  • Balsam pear poisoning: The Balsam pear is a climbing vine which produces yellowish fruit. The fruit contains toxins - resin, saponic glycoside and alkaloids - which can cause various symptoms if eaten. Large amounts of the fruit or seeds to be consumed to cause toxicity. The leaves of the plant may be cooked, drained and eaten safely.

Balsam pear poisoning: Introduction

Types of Balsam pear poisoning:

Broader types of Balsam pear poisoning:

How serious is Balsam pear poisoning?

Prognosis of Balsam pear poisoning: Severity of symptoms vary depending on the amount of plant material consumed and the body size of the person. Children tend to suffer more severe symptoms due to their smaller body size.

What causes Balsam pear poisoning?

Causes of Balsam pear poisoning: see causes of Balsam pear poisoning

What are the symptoms of Balsam pear poisoning?

Symptoms of Balsam pear poisoning: see symptoms of Balsam pear poisoning

Balsam pear poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Balsam pear poisoning.

How is it treated?

Doctors and Medical Specialists for Balsam pear poisoning: Toxicologist ; see also doctors and medical specialists for Balsam pear poisoning.
Treatments for Balsam pear poisoning: see treatments for Balsam pear poisoning

Name and Aliases of Balsam pear poisoning

Main name of condition: Balsam pear poisoning

Other names or spellings for Balsam pear poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Balsam pear (Momordica charantia)], Momordica charantia poisoning, Bitter gourd poisoning

 

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