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Coral bean poisoning: The Coral bean is a perennial herb which has scarlet flowers on a long stem and bears long pods containing bright red seeds. The plant (especially the seeds) contain chemicals (alkaloids and cyanogenic glycoside) which can cause symptoms if eaten. The plant is considered to have a low level of toxicity if eaten. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Coral bean poisoning is available below.
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Prognosis for Coral 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.
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