Poisoning by toxic honey in Turkey

  title={Poisoning by toxic honey in Turkey},
  author={Nurhayat S{\"u}tl{\"u}pmar and Afife Mat and Yurdag{\"u}l Satganoglu},
  journal={Archives of Toxicology},
One of the food intoxications encountered in Turkey is the case caused by toxic honey made by bees fromRhododendron species.R.luteum andR.ponticum are the two species which grow in the north regions of Turkey. Grayanotoxins, mainly Grayanotoxin I (Andromedotoxin) occurring only in Ericaceae plants, are the compounds responsible for poisoning. In this investigation, the diagnosis and treatment of 11 cases of poisoning admitted to Kartal Occupational Diseases Hospital between 1983 and 1988 are… 
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