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What is Daphne poisoning?

What is Daphne poisoning?

  • Daphne poisoning: Daphne is a shrub that contains a toxin called mezerein (skin irritant) in the bark as well as a toxin called daphnin. The bark, sap and berries are the most toxic parts of the plant. The plant is native to Europe and Asia but is also found in other parts of the world such as America. A single berry or leaf can cause symptoms and 2 or 3 can cause death in a child. About 12 berries or leaves can cause quite severe symptoms in adults.

Daphne poisoning: Introduction

Types of Daphne poisoning:

Broader types of Daphne poisoning:

How serious is Daphne poisoning?

Prognosis of Daphne 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 Daphne poisoning: see complications of Daphne poisoning

What causes Daphne poisoning?

Causes of Daphne poisoning: see causes of Daphne poisoning

What are the symptoms of Daphne poisoning?

Symptoms of Daphne poisoning: see symptoms of Daphne poisoning

Complications of Daphne poisoning: see complications of Daphne poisoning

Daphne poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Daphne poisoning.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Daphne poisoning

Main name of condition: Daphne poisoning

Other names or spellings for Daphne poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Daphne], Daphne mezereum poisoning, Spurge laurel poisoning

 

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