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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. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Chinese yam poisoning is available below.
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Prognosis for 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.
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