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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 4  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 90-92

Management of plant cardiac glycoside poisoning

Department of Anaesthesia & Intensive Care, Bhagwan Mahavir Hospital, Pitampura. New Delhi, India

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Uma Hariharan
Department of Anesthesia and Intensive Care, BH 41, East Shalimar Bagh, Delhi - 110 088
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DOI: 10.4103/roaic.roaic_13_16

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Oleander poisoning is encountered rarely in clinical practice. The poisonous substances of oleander plant contain cardiac glycosides and their toxicity mimics digoxin overdose. We hereby report a case of intestinal oleander poisoning in an adult male, presenting with vomiting, disorientation, increased tone of muscles (spasticity) in lower limbs, and slow, irregular pulse. He responded to conventional treatment, consisting of intravenous atropine, intravenous phenytoin, intravenous dexamethasone, and correction of electrolytes. This report discusses the cardiotoxic and neurotoxic manifestations of yellow oleander poisoning, its early diagnosis, and prompt treatment. We would like to emphasize the importance of taking an ECG in all cases of poisoning.

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