Potential Health Risks Posed by Plant-Derived Cumulative Neurotoxic Bufadienolides in South Africa.

@article{Botha2016PotentialHR,
  title={Potential Health Risks Posed by Plant-Derived Cumulative Neurotoxic Bufadienolides in South Africa.},
  author={C J Botha},
  journal={Molecules},
  year={2016},
  volume={21 3},
  pages={348}
}
Bufadienolide-type cardiac glycosides have a worldwide distribution and are mainly synthesized by plants, but there are also animal sources. In South Africa, members of three genera of the Crassulaceae (Cotyledon, Tylecodon and Kalanchoe) cause a unique chronic form of cardiac glycoside poisoning, predominantly in small stock. This paretic/paralytic condition is referred to as "krimpsiekte", cotyledonosis or "nenta". "Krimpsiekte" is a plant poisoning only reported from South Africa and is… CONTINUE READING
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