Acute Voluntary Intoxication by Ricin

  title={Acute Voluntary Intoxication by Ricin},
  author={Jacques Kopferschmitt and Françoise Flesch and A. A. J. Lugnier and Philippe Sauder and Albert Jaeger and J. M. Mantz},
  journal={Human and Experimental Toxicology},
  pages={239 - 242}
1 A 21 year-old student ingested thirty ricin seeds in a suicidal attempt, some of which were masticated. Three hours later he developed severe diarrhoea with vomiting and abdominal cramps, followed by extracellular dehydration and circulatory collapse. 2 Biological changes included haemoconcentration. He recovered following symptomatic treatment by infusion of saline and glucose solutions. 3 Ricin was quantified by a radioimmunologic method using Iodine 125, and showed that only a small part… 

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