Survival after strychnine poisoning: A case report

N. Karthik Rao, Vinod C. Nayak, Ranjit Immanuel James, Navin Patil, Raghavendra Rao, Chaitan Jaunky, Talha Ahmed

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Abstract

Strychnine poisoning has a very uncommon occurence. Strychnine, brucine and loganin constitue the active principles of Strychnine nux vomica. Nowadays the poisoning is most commonly due to adulteration with narcotics. Hereby we present a case of 23 year old male, who had consumed nux vomica seeds accidentally (made decoction and he drank it) and developed abnormal behaviour, stiffness, hyper-reflexia and was treated conservatively with anti convulsants (symptomatic management). Eventually he survived and got discharged after 8 days of admission.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1769-1771
Number of pages3
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Volume7
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

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

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    Karthik Rao, N., Nayak, V. C., James, R. I., Patil, N., Rao, R., Jaunky, C., & Ahmed, T. (2016). Survival after strychnine poisoning: A case report. Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, 7(1), 1769-1771.