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What is Chinese yam poisoning?

What is Chinese yam poisoning?

  • Chinese yam poisoning: The Chinese yam is a tuberous vine which bears heart shaped leaves on long stems and small clusters of flowers. The raw tubers contain calcium oxalate crystals which can cause symptoms if sufficient quantities are eaten. The tubers are considered to have a relatively low level of toxicity if eaten. Skin irritation can occur upon skin exposure to raw tubers. The tubers are edible if cooked.

Chinese yam poisoning: Introduction

Types of Chinese yam poisoning:

Broader types of Chinese yam poisoning:

How serious is Chinese yam poisoning?

Prognosis of Chinese yam 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 Chinese yam poisoning?

Causes of Chinese yam poisoning: see causes of Chinese yam poisoning

What are the symptoms of Chinese yam poisoning?

Symptoms of Chinese yam poisoning: see symptoms of Chinese yam poisoning

Chinese yam poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Chinese yam poisoning.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Chinese yam poisoning

Main name of condition: Chinese yam poisoning

Other names or spellings for Chinese yam poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Chinese yam (Dioscorea batatas)], Cinnamon vine poisoning


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