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76 Possible Causes for Strychnine Poisoning, Tetanus

  • Tetanus

    Hypocalcaemic tetany Epilepsy Chorea Meningitis Encephalitis Subarachnoid haemorrhage Strychnine poisoning Rabies Sepsis Drug withdrawal Table 2 Differential diagnosis of[ceaccp.oxfordjournals.org] Tetanus is also referred to as “lockjaw”.Cause The bacteria known as Clostridium tetani cause tetanus.[symptoma.com] Tests may be used to rule out meningitis , rabies , strychnine poisoning, and other diseases with similar symptoms.[nlm.nih.gov]

  • Strychnine Poisoning

    Recovery from strychnine poisoning is usually complete and rapid if treatment is aggressive.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] How is strychnine poisoning different from tetanus? Tetanus inhibits glycine release from nerve endings, while strychnine inhibits glycine binding to its receptor.[calpoison.org] Strychnine poisoning occurs after accidental or intentional ingestion of strychnine, a bitter-tasting alkaloid most commonly found in rodenticides.[symptoma.com]

  • Meningism

    poisoning References and Links Journal Articles and Links Talley NJ, O’Connor S.[lifeinthefastlane.com] […] abscesses Ischemia Lead intoxication Lymphomas Meningiosis carcinomatosa Meningitis Muscular tenseness of the cervical spine Otitis Porphyria Sinusitis Subarachnoid hemorrhage Tetanus[wikidoc.org] The medical conditions that might mimic meningismus clinically may include cervical spondylosis, parkinson’s disease, acute dystonic reaction, strychnine poisoning, and tetanus[xpertdox.com]

  • Cardiac Arrest

    Although venous air embolism (VAE) during liver operation has been reported occasionally, fatal VAE in hepatic resection is uncommon. Prompt detection of VAE by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE) is crucial for effective therapy. We describe a case of fatal VAE that caused repeated cardiac arrest during[…][ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Airway Obstruction

    […] and toxic exposures Smoke inhalation Caustic ingestion Strychnine poisoning Laryngospasm Physical or chemical stimuli Drug-induced e.g. acute dystonic reaction, ketamine[lifeinthefastlane.com] […] from certain substances, such as strychnine Retropharyngeal abscess (collection of infected material in the back of the airway) Severe asthma attack Throat cancer Tracheomalacia[nlm.nih.gov] […] diseases) extramural (e.g. thyroid mass) CAUSES Foreign body Infection Epiglottis Retropharyngeal abscess Bacterial tracheitis Ludwig’s angina Laryngotracheitis Diptheria Tetanus[lifeinthefastlane.com]

  • Chloral Hydrate

    poisoning, toxemia of pregnancy [sic], and alcoholic delirium tremens.[allaboutheaven.org] […] hydrate, first reported and used as a sleeping medication in 1869; although mainly a hypnotic, chloral was also used for a range of convulsive disorders, which included tetanus[allaboutheaven.org] […] and used as a sleeping medication in 1869; although mainly a hypnotic, chloral was also used for a range of convulsive disorders, which included tetanus, chorea, rabies, strychnine[allaboutheaven.org]

  • Lobelia

    Doses of lobelia sufficient to excite nausea and relaxation were employed in epilepsy, chorea, cramps, hysteria, tetanus, strychnine poisoning, and other convulsive attacks[henriettes-herb.com] The oil of Lobelia is valuable in tetanus.[botanical.com] It has been successfully used to overcome the violent convulsions resulting from strychnine poisoning .[henriettes-herb.com]

  • Upper Airway Obstruction

    […] and toxic exposures Smoke inhalation Caustic ingestion Strychnine poisoning Laryngospasm Physical or chemical stimuli Drug-induced e.g. acute dystonic reaction, ketamine[lifeinthefastlane.com] . - tetanus Mechanical causes Foreign body aspiration Infections epiglottitis supraglottitis retropharyngeal cellulitis or abscess parapharyngeal abscess Ludwig s angina diphtheria[aic.cuhk.edu.hk] […] from certain substances, such as strychnine Retropharyngeal abscess (collection of infected material in the back of the airway) Severe asthma attack Throat cancer Tracheomalacia[medlineplus.gov]

  • Clostridium Tetani

    Of this group, strychnine poisoning appears the most like tetanus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] […] cases still occur each year, mainly of neonatal tetanus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] During animal testing, all the infected mice developed symptoms of tetanus.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov]

  • Veratrum Album

    If Alexander the Great was poisoned, Veratrum album offers a more plausible cause than arsenic, strychnine, and other botanical poisons.[ncbi.nlm.nih.gov] Chronic affections from abuse of Cinchona ; bad effects of fright, fear, or vexation ; colic from copper, fruits, and vegetables ; mania ; neuralgia ; rheumatism ; trismus ; tetanus[homeoint.org]

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