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What is Sweetshrub poisoning?

What is Sweetshrub poisoning?

  • Sweetshrub poisoning: The sweetshrub is a large deciduous shrub which bears brownish-red flowers and seeds enclosed in a thick fiber casing. The plant may be found growing in the wild or in gardens as an ornamental plant. The crushed leaves have a strawberry odor. The seeds contain chemicals (calycanthin, alkaloids) which can cause symptoms if eaten in large quantities. The ingestion of large quantities by patients with underlying heart problems is more likely to cause symptoms.

Sweetshrub poisoning: Introduction

Types of Sweetshrub poisoning:

Broader types of Sweetshrub poisoning:

How serious is Sweetshrub poisoning?

Prognosis of Sweetshrub 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.
Complications of Sweetshrub poisoning: see complications of Sweetshrub poisoning

What causes Sweetshrub poisoning?

Causes of Sweetshrub poisoning: see causes of Sweetshrub poisoning

What are the symptoms of Sweetshrub poisoning?

Symptoms of Sweetshrub poisoning: see symptoms of Sweetshrub poisoning

Complications of Sweetshrub poisoning: see complications of Sweetshrub poisoning

Sweetshrub poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Sweetshrub poisoning.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Sweetshrub poisoning

Main name of condition: Sweetshrub poisoning

Other names or spellings for Sweetshrub poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Sweetshrub (Calycanthus floridus)], Carolina allspice poisoning, Sweet bubby bush poisoning

 

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