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What is Broad bean poisoning?

What is Broad bean poisoning?

  • Broad bean poisoning: The broad bean is a vine which produces pea-like flowers and long, seed-filled pods. The seeds can be very toxic and can result in death if eaten. This toxic reaction only occurs to certain susceptible people who are unable to process certain chemicals in the plant. The resulting condition is called favism and is most common in people of Mediterranean descent.

Broad bean poisoning: Introduction

Types of Broad bean poisoning:

Broader types of Broad bean poisoning:

How serious is Broad bean poisoning?

Prognosis of Broad bean 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 Broad bean poisoning: see complications of Broad bean poisoning

What causes Broad bean poisoning?

Causes of Broad bean poisoning: see causes of Broad bean poisoning

What are the symptoms of Broad bean poisoning?

Symptoms of Broad bean poisoning: see symptoms of Broad bean poisoning

Complications of Broad bean poisoning: see complications of Broad bean poisoning

Onset of Broad bean poisoning: within hours or delayed for days

Broad bean poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Broad bean poisoning.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Broad bean poisoning

Main name of condition: Broad bean poisoning

Other names or spellings for Broad bean poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Broad bean (Vicia faba)], English bean poisoning, Windsor bean poisoning, Fava bean poisoning, Favism


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