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Introduction . Fish gallbladder has long been used as folk remedy in China. Poisoning due to carp gallbladder ingestion has been reported in many countries but the majority of cases are in Chinese journals. We report a case of grass carp gallbladder poisoning and review the literature, including...
Introduction. Cassia angustifolia (Senna), used as a laxative, is a plant from the Fabaceae family. It includes hydroxyanthracene glycosides, also known as Senna Sennoside. These glycosides stimulate the peristalsis of the colon and alter colonic absorption and secretion resulting in fluid...
Background . Lead poisoning from atypical sources, which excludes the well-established lead-based paint ingestions and exposure in occupational settings, are increasingly reported in medical literature. Our objective is to increase awareness on atypical sources of lead exposure and to formulate...
Introduction . The ability of dextromethorphan to potentiate serotonin levels and lead to serotonin syndrome is well known but few case reports are published. The lack of published cases suggests therapeutic doses of these drugs are not enough to cause serotonin syndrome. We present two cases of...
Introduction . Ingestion of bromadiolone can lead to prolonged and life-threatening coagulopathy. Traditional treatment of bromadiolone intoxication relies on the coagulation profile. Currently, there is scanty information on bromadiolone elimination kinetics and half-life. Case Report . We...
Introduction . We describe a series of unsuspected paraquat poisonings presenting as an outbreak of fatal acute pneumonitis. Exposure to paraquat occurred during the widespread practice of adding substances to alter the taste or potency of illicit alcohol. The diagnosis was suspected only after...
Background . Adverse effects to N -acetylcysteine (NAC) are well recognized, but their etiology and incidence are unclear. Methods . The nature and severity of adverse effects were prospectively studied in 169 patients and potential reaction mediators studied in 22 patients. Results . Adverse...
Premature estrogenic effects may result from exogenous exposure to estrogenic substances. We report the case of a 36-month-old girl who presented with vaginal bleeding, uterus enlargement, and thelarche. Questioning of the parents revealed that the child's mother had used hormone-based hair...
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