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Italian arum poisoning: Italian arum is a herbaceous plant which has heart-shaped leaves and small flowers surrounded by a spathe. It is often used indoors or outdoors as an ornamental plant. The plant contains calcium oxalate crystals which can cause abrasive injuries on sensitive eyes or mucosal tissues of the digestive tract. Eating the plant causes severe mouth pain and swelling. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Italian arum poisoning is available below.
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Prognosis for Italian arum 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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