yellow oleander poisoning--a study of 170 cases.yellow oleander or thevetia peruviana is a very common plant in the north of sri lanka. ever since the fact that the fruits and kernel are poisonous was published in the newspapers, many cases of poisoning due to thevetia occurred. 170 cases of thevetia poisoning admitted to the teaching hospital, jaffna in the north of sri lanka are studied by the authors. the mortality, morbidity, age distribution, presenting symptoms and clinical findings are analysed. the action of the cardiac glycoside in t ...19883350448
multiple-dose activated charcoal in acute self-poisoning: a randomised controlled trial.the case-fatality for intentional self-poisoning in the rural developing world is 10-50-fold higher than that in industrialised countries, mostly because of the use of highly toxic pesticides and plants. we therefore aimed to assess whether routine treatment with multiple-dose activated charcoal, to interrupt enterovascular or enterohepatic circulations, offers benefit compared with no charcoal in such an environment.200818280328
fatal injury in eastern sri lanka, with special reference to cardenolide self-poisoning with cerbera manghas fruits.self-poisoning with plant seeds or fruits is a common method of self-harm in south asia. while most deaths follow ingestion of thevetia peruviana (yellow oleander) seeds, other plants are locally common. during review of fatal injuries seen in a teaching hospital in eastern sri lanka, we noted cases of fatal self-poisoning with cerbera manghas (sea mango, pink eyed cerbera, odollam tree) fruits.200818803087
epidemic of self-poisoning with seeds of the yellow oleander tree (thevetia peruviana) in northern sri lanka.deliberate self-harm is an important problem in the developing world. ingestion of yellow oleander seeds (thevetia peruviana) has recently become a popular method of self-harm in northern sri lanka -- there are now thousands of cases each year. these seeds contain cardiac glycosides that cause vomiting, dizziness, and cardiac dysrhythmias such as conduction block affecting the sinus and av nodes. this paper reports a study of the condition's mortality and morbidity conducted in 1995 in anuradhap ...199910357862
acute yellow oleander (thevetia peruviana) poisoning: cardiac arrhythmias, electrolyte disturbances, and serum cardiac glycoside concentrations on presentation to describe the cardiac arrhythmias, electrolyte disturbances, and serum cardiac glycoside levels seen in patients presenting to hospital with acute yellow oleander (thevetia peruviana) poisoning and to compare these with published reports of digitalis poisoning.200010677410
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