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What is Mayapple poisoning?

What is Mayapple poisoning?

  • Mayapple poisoning: The Mayapple is a small flowering plant which is often found growing naturally. It bears small single flowers and apple-like fruit which turns yellow when ripe. The unripe fruit and leaves contain a chemical called podophyllin which can cause poisoning if eaten. The plant is considered highly toxic and death can occur if sufficient quantities are eaten. The leaves, roots and unripe fruit are toxic but the ripe fruit is edible. The plant has been used to treat venereal warts.

Mayapple poisoning: Introduction

Types of Mayapple poisoning:

Broader types of Mayapple poisoning:

How serious is Mayapple poisoning?

Prognosis of Mayapple 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 Mayapple poisoning: see complications of Mayapple poisoning

What causes Mayapple poisoning?

Causes of Mayapple poisoning: see causes of Mayapple poisoning

What are the symptoms of Mayapple poisoning?

Symptoms of Mayapple poisoning: see symptoms of Mayapple poisoning

Complications of Mayapple poisoning: see complications of Mayapple poisoning

Mayapple poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Mayapple poisoning.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Mayapple poisoning

Main name of condition: Mayapple poisoning

Other names or spellings for Mayapple poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Mandrake]


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