Cleistanthus collinus poisoning: case reports and review of the literature.

@article{Eswarappa2003CleistanthusCP,
  title={Cleistanthus collinus poisoning: case reports and review of the literature.},
  author={Shashiraj Eswarappa and Amiya Ranjan Chakraborty and Babu Urumese Palatty and Mabel C Vasnaik},
  journal={Journal of toxicology. Clinical toxicology},
  year={2003},
  volume={41 4},
  pages={369-72}
}
We report the cases of two previously healthy young patients who ingested the liquid extracted from the crushed leaves of Cleistanthus collinus (Family: Euphorbiaceae) in an attempt to commit suicide. Both patients developed life threatening complications such as hypokalemia, hypotension, cardiac arrhythmias, neuromuscular weakness, respiratory failure, and renal failure following a transient quiescent period of up to 4 days. Other significant findings noted include leucocytosis, coagulopathy… CONTINUE READING
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