Atrioventricular block induced by mad-honey intoxication: confirmation of diagnosis by pollen analysis.

@article{Cagli2009AtrioventricularBI,
  title={Atrioventricular block induced by mad-honey intoxication: confirmation of diagnosis by pollen analysis.},
  author={Kumral Cagli and Omaç Tufekcioglu and Nihat Şen and Dursun Aras and Serkan Topaloğlu and Nur Basar and Sevil Pehlivan},
  journal={Texas Heart Institute journal},
  year={2009},
  volume={36 4},
  pages={342-4}
}
An unusual type of food poisoning, mad-honey intoxication, can be observed in the Black Sea region of Turkey and various other parts of the world. It can occur after ingestion of grayanotoxin-contaminated honey produced from the nectar of Rhododendron ponticum and other plant species, chiefly of the Ericaceae and Sapindaceae families. Mad-honey intoxication can result in severe cardiac complications, such as complete atrioventricular block. The diagnosis is generally reached on the basis of the… CONTINUE READING