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Lathyrism: Introduction

Lathyrism: A condition caused by eating certain legumes from the Lathyrus genus of plants. Some of the spacies involved are Lathyrus sativa, cicera, ochrus and clymenum. The chemicals within the legumes of these plants are toxic to the nerves. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Lathyrism is available below.

Symptoms of Lathyrism

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Lathyrism: Complications

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Causes of Lathyrism

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Lathyrism: Undiagnosed Conditions

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Misdiagnosis and Lathyrism

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Prognosis for Lathyrism

Prognosis for Lathyrism: The leg weakness is often irreversible.

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Definitions of Lathyrism:

A paralytic condition of the legs caused by ingestion of lathyrogens, especially beta-aminopropionitrile, found in the seeds of plants of the genus Lathyrus (see FABACEAE). - (Source - Diseases Database)

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More information about Lathyrism

  1. Lathyrism: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments
  5. Misdiagnosis
  6. Home Testing
  7. Complications
  8. Prognosis

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