Anticholinergic Toxicity Associated with Lupine Seeds Ingestion—A Case Report

  title={Anticholinergic Toxicity Associated with Lupine Seeds Ingestion—A Case Report},
  author={Ahmad Al-Abdouh and Hamzeh Mohammad Alrawashdeh and Ahmad Taha Khalaf and Ibrahim AlNawaiseh},
Lupine, a member of the legume family, is also known as lupines in the USA and as Turmus in the Middle East. Lupine seeds are consumed as an appetizer and in herbal therapy for diabetes mellitus in the Middle East. Quinolizidine alkaloids are found in various plants belonging to the Lupinus genus although the nature and level of these alkaloids are highly variable between species; these compounds are known to cause anticholinergic symptoms. We present a case for a 40-year old woman who… 
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