Rhabdomyolysis and strychnine poisoning: A case report

Yajnesh Kidiyoor, Sipra Rai, Shankar M. Bakkannavar, Vinod C. Nayak, Ranjit Immanuel James, Kavitha Saravu

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Abstract

Strychnine, brucine and loganin are the active principles of Strychnine nux vomica which are responsible for the toxic manifestations. Strychnine poisoning though rare but it is not an uncommon occurrence. Nowadays the poisoning is most commonly due to adulteration with narcotics. In our case of unintentional poisoning, an adult female of 36 years old, had consumed bracts of nux vomica tree (made decoction and drank it) due to the false belief that it will cure her skin lesions. But she developed tonic clonic seizures, rhabdomyolysis and was treated conservatively. Eventually she survived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Volume7
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2016

Fingerprint

Strychnine
Rhabdomyolysis
Strychnos nux-vomica
Poisoning
Poisons
Narcotics
Skin
Seizures

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)

Cite this

@article{3686d980f16b4b0d8023f8af0e33cdf3,
title = "Rhabdomyolysis and strychnine poisoning: A case report",
abstract = "Strychnine, brucine and loganin are the active principles of Strychnine nux vomica which are responsible for the toxic manifestations. Strychnine poisoning though rare but it is not an uncommon occurrence. Nowadays the poisoning is most commonly due to adulteration with narcotics. In our case of unintentional poisoning, an adult female of 36 years old, had consumed bracts of nux vomica tree (made decoction and drank it) due to the false belief that it will cure her skin lesions. But she developed tonic clonic seizures, rhabdomyolysis and was treated conservatively. Eventually she survived.",
author = "Yajnesh Kidiyoor and Sipra Rai and Bakkannavar, {Shankar M.} and Nayak, {Vinod C.} and James, {Ranjit Immanuel} and Kavitha Saravu",
year = "2016",
month = "11",
day = "1",
language = "English",
volume = "7",
pages = "45--47",
journal = "Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences",
issn = "0975-8585",
publisher = "RJPBCS",
number = "6",

}

Rhabdomyolysis and strychnine poisoning : A case report. / Kidiyoor, Yajnesh; Rai, Sipra; Bakkannavar, Shankar M.; Nayak, Vinod C.; James, Ranjit Immanuel; Saravu, Kavitha.

In: Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 6, 01.11.2016, p. 45-47.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

TY - JOUR

T1 - Rhabdomyolysis and strychnine poisoning

T2 - A case report

AU - Kidiyoor, Yajnesh

AU - Rai, Sipra

AU - Bakkannavar, Shankar M.

AU - Nayak, Vinod C.

AU - James, Ranjit Immanuel

AU - Saravu, Kavitha

PY - 2016/11/1

Y1 - 2016/11/1

N2 - Strychnine, brucine and loganin are the active principles of Strychnine nux vomica which are responsible for the toxic manifestations. Strychnine poisoning though rare but it is not an uncommon occurrence. Nowadays the poisoning is most commonly due to adulteration with narcotics. In our case of unintentional poisoning, an adult female of 36 years old, had consumed bracts of nux vomica tree (made decoction and drank it) due to the false belief that it will cure her skin lesions. But she developed tonic clonic seizures, rhabdomyolysis and was treated conservatively. Eventually she survived.

AB - Strychnine, brucine and loganin are the active principles of Strychnine nux vomica which are responsible for the toxic manifestations. Strychnine poisoning though rare but it is not an uncommon occurrence. Nowadays the poisoning is most commonly due to adulteration with narcotics. In our case of unintentional poisoning, an adult female of 36 years old, had consumed bracts of nux vomica tree (made decoction and drank it) due to the false belief that it will cure her skin lesions. But she developed tonic clonic seizures, rhabdomyolysis and was treated conservatively. Eventually she survived.

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84996928629&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84996928629&partnerID=8YFLogxK

M3 - Article

AN - SCOPUS:84996928629

VL - 7

SP - 45

EP - 47

JO - Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

JF - Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences

SN - 0975-8585

IS - 6

ER -