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What is Oleander poisoning?

What is Oleander poisoning?

  • Oleander poisoning: The oleander is a flowering shrub or small tree which bears clusters of flowers. The plant originated from Eurasia and is often used as an ornamental plant. The plant contains chemicals (cardiac glycosides: nerioside, oleandroside; saponins) which are very toxic if ingested. The plant is considered highly toxic and can result in death if sufficient quantities are eaten. The toxicity within a species can vary depending on the season. As little as seven leaves have been reported to cause poisoning symptoms. Poisoning can occur from inhaling smoke from burning oleander leaves.

Oleander poisoning: Introduction

Types of Oleander poisoning:

Broader types of Oleander poisoning:

How serious is Oleander poisoning?

Prognosis of Oleander 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 Oleander poisoning: see complications of Oleander poisoning

What causes Oleander poisoning?

Causes of Oleander poisoning: see causes of Oleander poisoning

What are the symptoms of Oleander poisoning?

Symptoms of Oleander poisoning: see symptoms of Oleander poisoning

Complications of Oleander poisoning: see complications of Oleander poisoning

Onset of Oleander poisoning: Cardiovascular symptoms usually occur a few hours after gastrointestinal symptoms

Oleander poisoning: Testing

Diagnostic testing: see tests for Oleander poisoning.

How is it treated?

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

Name and Aliases of Oleander poisoning

Main name of condition: Oleander poisoning

Other names or spellings for Oleander poisoning:

Plant poisoning [Oleander (Nerium oleander)]


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