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Karwinskia humboldtiana poisoning
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Karwinskia humboldtiana poisoning

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Contributors: Richard L. Barbano MD, PhD
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Synopsis

Ingestion of the green or ripe fruit of Karwinskia humboldtiana (a bush known as buckthorn, coyotillo, or tullidora). Causes a flaccid, symmetric, progressive, and motor ascending palsy of the lower limbs. In severe cases, can cause bulbar palsy and death. Clinically, the symptoms are similar to Guillain-Barré syndrome. In many patients, the plant toxin can be detected.

Codes

ICD10CM:
T50.904A – Poisoning by unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances, undetermined, initial encounter

SNOMEDCT:
64399000 – Karwinskia Humboldtiana Poisoning

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Last Updated: 02/15/2016
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Emergency: requires immediate attention
Karwinskia humboldtiana poisoning
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Karwinskia humboldtiana poisoning : Diarrhea, Vomiting, Flaccid paralysis, Paralysis, Ascending paralysis
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