Dong-Haur Phua

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INTRODUCTION Cardiotoxicity in acute aconitine intoxication is well known; however, elevation of troponin I level and abnormal scintigraphy findings had not previously been reported. CASE REPORT A 60-year-old man developed chest tightness, syncope and convulsion after ingesting processed Aconitum carmichaeli (Chuanwu) extract for treatment of headache.(More)
Comfrey (Symphytum officinale) leaves resemble those of foxglove (Digitalis purpurea) when the plant is not in bloom and, therefore, cardiac glycoside poisoning may occur when people confuse foxglove with comfrey. We report an outbreak of foxglove leaf poisoning following the use of alleged "comfrey" herbal tea. Nine patients were involved and initially(More)
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