Exposure to Euphorbia lathyris latex resulting in alkaline chemical injury: a case report

@inproceedings{Ioannidis2009ExposureTE,
  title={Exposure to Euphorbia lathyris latex resulting in alkaline chemical injury: a case report},
  author={Alexander S Ioannidis and Konstantinos I Papageorgiou and Petros S Andreou},
  booktitle={Journal of medical case reports},
  year={2009}
}
INTRODUCTION We report the case of a patient with extreme pain following accidental exposure to the latex of Euphorbia lathyris. CASE PRESENTATION A 76-year-old Caucasian woman attended the ophthalmology department with acute severe bilateral eye pain. This occurred immediately after having pulled a weed out of her garden with her bare hands. She recalled… CONTINUE READING