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What is Japanese Boxwood poisoning?

What is Japanese Boxwood poisoning?

  • Japanese Boxwood poisoning: The Japanese boxwood is an evergreen, woody, flowering shrub often used as a hedge. The leaves contain steroidal alkaloids which can cause skin irritation upon skin contact with the sap or various other symptoms if eaten. The plant is considered to have a relatively low level of toxicity.

Japanese Boxwood poisoning: Introduction

Types of Japanese Boxwood poisoning:

Broader types of Japanese Boxwood poisoning:

How serious is Japanese Boxwood poisoning?

Prognosis of Japanese Boxwood poisoning: The skin irritation is usually minor and short-lived and even eating the leaves is considered to have only mild toxicity.

What causes Japanese Boxwood poisoning?

Causes of Japanese Boxwood poisoning: see causes of Japanese Boxwood poisoning

What are the symptoms of Japanese Boxwood poisoning?

Symptoms of Japanese Boxwood poisoning: see symptoms of Japanese Boxwood poisoning

Japanese Boxwood poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Japanese Boxwood poisoning.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Japanese Boxwood poisoning

Main name of condition: Japanese Boxwood poisoning

Other names or spellings for Japanese Boxwood poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Japanese Boxwood (Buxus microphylla - japonica)]

 

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