Journal of Clinical Toxicology

Journal of Clinical Toxicology
Open Access

ISSN: 2161-0495

Bhathiya Premarathne

Department of Biochemistry, University of Peradeniya, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka

  • Case Report   
    Angel's Trumpet (Brugmansia suaveolens) Poisoning Presenting with Anticholinergic Toxidrome
    Author(s): KVD Ranga Chamara*, Rakitha Higgoda, Kithmini Ellepola, Bhathiya Premarathne, Kumudini Jayasinghe and Kalana Maduwage

    Accidental poisoning with Angel’s trumpet (Brugmansia suaveolens) is an uncommon plant poisoning reported in Sri Lanka. Toxic substances like atropine and scopolamine give rise to clinical manifestation of toxicity which is mainly anticholinergic effects. We report a rare case of accidental poisoning of Angel’s trumpet of 73-year-old patient who had clinical manifestations of anticholinergic effects. The patient started his symptoms following consuming leaves of angel’s trumpet accidentally. He developed anticholinergic symptoms such as delirium, altered level of consciousness, dilated pupils and tachycardia. Patient successfully recovered with symptomatic management. We recommend to be aware about uncommon types of plant poisoning and different presentations of their toxic effects, not only for timely diagnosis and treatment of such patients, bu.. View More»

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