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

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Strychnine
Strychnos nux-vomica
Poisoning
Convulsants
Narcotics
Seed
Seeds
Stiffness

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

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Karthik Rao, N. ; Nayak, Vinod C. ; James, Ranjit Immanuel ; Patil, Navin ; Rao, Raghavendra ; Jaunky, Chaitan ; Ahmed, Talha. / Survival after strychnine poisoning : A case report. In: Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences. 2016 ; Vol. 7, No. 1. pp. 1769-1771.
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Survival after strychnine poisoning : A case report. / Karthik Rao, N.; Nayak, Vinod C.; James, Ranjit Immanuel; Patil, Navin; Rao, Raghavendra; Jaunky, Chaitan; Ahmed, Talha.

In: Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences, Vol. 7, No. 1, 01.01.2016, p. 1769-1771.

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