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What is Boxwood poisoning?

What is Boxwood poisoning?

  • Boxwood poisoning: The boxwood is an evergreen, woody, flowering shrub often used as a hedge. The leaves contain steroidal alkaloids which can cause skin irritation upon skin contact with the sap or various other symptoms if eaten. The plant is considered to have a relatively low level of toxicity.

Boxwood poisoning: Introduction

Types of Boxwood poisoning:

Broader types of Boxwood poisoning:

How serious is Boxwood poisoning?

Prognosis of Boxwood poisoning: The skin irritation is usually minor and short-lived and even eating the leaves is considered to have only mild toxicity.

What causes Boxwood poisoning?

Causes of Boxwood poisoning: see causes of Boxwood poisoning

What are the symptoms of Boxwood poisoning?

Symptoms of Boxwood poisoning: see symptoms of Boxwood poisoning

Boxwood poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Boxwood poisoning.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Boxwood poisoning

Main name of condition: Boxwood poisoning

Other names or spellings for Boxwood poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Boxwood (Buxus sempervirens)]


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