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What is Tapioca poisoning?

What is Tapioca poisoning?

  • Tapioca poisoning: Tapioca is a shrubby plant which bears inconspicuous flowers. The tubers contain chemicals (cyanogenic glycosides) which are turned into cyanide by the digestive process. Ingestion of the raw roots of this plant can result in death if sufficient quantities are eaten. The tubers are edible if they are boiled first. Toxicity varies within the species depending on growing conditions and other factors.

Tapioca poisoning: Introduction

Types of Tapioca poisoning:

Broader types of Tapioca poisoning:

How serious is Tapioca poisoning?

Prognosis of Tapioca poisoning: Varies depending on the amount ingested and the toxicity of the plant. Eating smaller amounts regularly can result in chronic cyanide poisoning which leads to cretinism, goiter and ataxic neuropathy.
Complications of Tapioca poisoning: see complications of Tapioca poisoning

What causes Tapioca poisoning?

Causes of Tapioca poisoning: see causes of Tapioca poisoning

What are the symptoms of Tapioca poisoning?

Symptoms of Tapioca poisoning: see symptoms of Tapioca poisoning

Complications of Tapioca poisoning: see complications of Tapioca poisoning

Onset of Tapioca poisoning: Symptoms are delayed for several hours as the cyanide isn't formed until the chemical is converted by the digestive system.

Tapioca poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Tapioca poisoning.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Tapioca poisoning

Main name of condition: Tapioca poisoning

Other names or spellings for Tapioca poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Tapioca (Manihot esculenta)], Cassava poisoning, Manioc poisoning

 

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