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Dieffenbachia Poisoning

Dieffenbachia Species Poisoning


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  • Despite the cardiovascular effects, central nervous system (CNS) toxicity is the primary reason most methamphetamine users present for medical care. Patients are typically anxious and aggressive, and life-threatening agitation may occur.[mhmedical.com]
  • Two types of intercellular crystals are present in the tissue of this popular foliage pl ... See Details AUTHOR(S) : Dore, W. G. TITLE : The nature of Dieffenbachia toxicity.[accessdata.fda.gov]
  • I am proud to present to you a list addressing some common plants that also have a hint or two of toxicity.[listverse.com]
  • If significant ingestion occurs gastrointestinal symptoms should be present within 6 hours and include abdominal pain, nausea, vomiting and diarrhea that may be bloody. Symptoms may progress to involve the blood cells, the heart, lungs and brain.[kidemergencies.com]
Physician
  • […] of the following medical societies: American Academy of Clinical Toxicology, American College of Emergency Physicians Disclosure: Received stock ownership from Johnson & Johnson for none; Received stock ownership from Savient Pharmaceuticals for none[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions. Call 911 for all medical emergencies.[pacificschoolserver.org]
  • Updated by: Jesse Borke, MD, FACEP, FAAEM, Attending Physician at FDR Medical Services / Millard Fillmore Suburban Hospital, Buffalo, NY. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, Brenda Conaway, Editorial Director, and the A.D.A.M.[medlineplus.gov]
  • If the pain continues, contact your child's physician.[chop.edu]
  • In case of emergency, contact the nearest medical physician Visits us today @ #Finima Nature Park (FNP). Here you will learn about this poisonous plant and many more.[ncfnigeria.org]
Disability
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  • This reaction can disable speech, hence its common name. Exposure to the eyes is particularly painful. Handle the plant with care when trimming or making cuttings for propagation.[ladybug.uconn.edu]
  • Ingestion of the plant will cause stinging and burning to the mouth and throat with symptoms persisting for up to two weeks (speech can become disabled) though claims has that it can kill a child in a minutes and an adult for 15 minutes, research indicates[wellbody.net]
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Veterinarian
  • This volume is an essential reference for veterinarians, researchers, toxicologists and chemists.[books.google.com]
  • Consult your veterinarian with concerns about plants before feeding them to your reptile or using them in your home or yard. Toxic Plants: Acokanthera – Acokanthera spp. (all parts toxic, except ripe fruit) Amaryllis – Amaryllis spp.[reptilesmagazine.com]
Camping
  • Dieffenbachia Poisoning can be prevented by: Avoiding eating wild berries and plants, especially if you have no information about them Following working in the garden or fields, hiking, or camping, always wash hands thoroughly, prior to eating anything[dovemed.com]
  • When camping or picnicking - only eat wild plants if you know FOR CERTAIN what they are. People have died after mistaking hemlock for wild carrots. The table below is an illustrated list of selected plants.[poison.org]
  • I've always liked Dieffenbachia s, and it's weird for me to find out that for some other people, long ago, they would have represented punishment and pain and degradation and – holy crap – concentration camps and so on.[plantsarethestrangestpeople.blogspot.com]
Severe Pain
  • In such cases, symptoms generally include severe pain which can last for several days to weeks. Hospitalization may be necessary if prolonged contact is made with the throat, in which severe swelling has the potential to affect breathing.[en.wikipedia.org]
Hoarseness
  • Poisonous Ingredient Return to top Oxalic acid Asparagine, a protein found in this plant Symptoms Return to top Burning in mouth or throat Damage to cornea of the eye Diarrhea Eye pain Hoarse voice Nausea or vomiting Swelling in mouth or tongue Home Care[pacificschoolserver.org]
  • Burning in mouth or throat Damage to cornea of the eye Diarrhea Eye pain Hoarse voice Nausea or vomiting Swelling and blistering in the mouth or tongue Blistering and swelling in the mouth may be severe enough to prevent normal speaking and swallowing[salud.wikiplus.org]
  • Poisonous ingredients include: Oxalic acid Asparagine, a protein found in this plant Symptoms may include: Burning in mouth or throat Damage to cornea of the eye Diarrhea Eye pain Hoarse voice Nausea and vomiting Swelling and blistering in the mouth or[medlineplus.gov]
  • The signs and symptoms of Dieffenbachia Poisoning may include: Burning sensation in the mouth and throat Swelling of the mouth and tongue; unable to speak clearly (hoarseness) Formation of mouth ulcers that may affect the functions of speaking and swallowing[dovemed.com]
  • According to Medline Plus, the common symptoms of Dieffenbachia poisoning are: Burning in mouth or throat Damage to cornea of the eye Diarrhea Eye pain Hoarse voice Nausea or vomiting Swelling in mouth or tongue Under poisoning conditions, the website[hoaxorfact.com]
Nausea
  • Poisonous Ingredient Return to top Oxalic acid Asparagine, a protein found in this plant Symptoms Return to top Burning in mouth or throat Damage to cornea of the eye Diarrhea Eye pain Hoarse voice Nausea or vomiting Swelling in mouth or tongue Home Care[pacificschoolserver.org]
  • Burning in mouth or throat Damage to cornea of the eye Diarrhea Eye pain Hoarse voice Nausea or vomiting Swelling and blistering in the mouth or tongue Blistering and swelling in the mouth may be severe enough to prevent normal speaking and swallowing[salud.wikiplus.org]
  • Poisonous ingredients include: Oxalic acid Asparagine, a protein found in this plant Symptoms may include: Burning in mouth or throat Damage to cornea of the eye Diarrhea Eye pain Hoarse voice Nausea and vomiting Swelling and blistering in the mouth or[medlineplus.gov]
  • […] and symptoms of Dieffenbachia Poisoning may include: Burning sensation in the mouth and throat Swelling of the mouth and tongue; unable to speak clearly (hoarseness) Formation of mouth ulcers that may affect the functions of speaking and swallowing Nausea[dovemed.com]
  • Symptoms of nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain typically begin 2 – 24 hours after ingestion and may last several days.[kidemergencies.com]
Drooling
  • The higher involvement of children still resulted in mild symptoms. [2] Mortality/Morbidity Patients with history of oral exposure (chewing and/or swallowing) have been reported to have severe swelling, drooling, dysphagia, and respiratory compromise,[emedicine.medscape.com]
  • Pictured: Diffenbachia Poisonous to: Cats, Dogs Level of toxicity: Generally mild to moderate Common signs to watch for: Drooling Oral pain Pawing at the mouth Vomiting Decreased appetite This plant contains insoluble calcium oxalate crystals similar[petpoisonhelpline.com]
  • In children and pet animals, intake and sometimes contact of this plant oral irritation, excessive drooling and local swelling. Death can only happen in severe cases when the resulting swelling is serious enough to block the airways of the victim.[hoaxorfact.com]
  • An article regarding plant poisoning published on the Emedicine website noted that: “Patients with history of oral exposure (chewing and/or swallowing) have been reported to have severe swelling, drooling, dysphagia, and respiratory compromise, but this[wellbody.net]
  • An article discussing caladium, dieffenbachia, and philodendron plant poisoning published on the Emedicine website notes : Patients with history of oral exposure (chewing and/or swallowing) have been reported to have severe swelling, drooling, dysphagia[hoax-slayer.com]
Eye Pain
  • Poisonous Ingredient Return to top Oxalic acid Asparagine, a protein found in this plant Symptoms Return to top Burning in mouth or throat Damage to cornea of the eye Diarrhea Eye pain Hoarse voice Nausea or vomiting Swelling in mouth or tongue Home Care[pacificschoolserver.org]
  • Burning in mouth or throat Damage to cornea of the eye Diarrhea Eye pain Hoarse voice Nausea or vomiting Swelling and blistering in the mouth or tongue Blistering and swelling in the mouth may be severe enough to prevent normal speaking and swallowing[salud.wikiplus.org]
  • Poisonous ingredients include: Oxalic acid Asparagine, a protein found in this plant Symptoms may include: Burning in mouth or throat Damage to cornea of the eye Diarrhea Eye pain Hoarse voice Nausea and vomiting Swelling and blistering in the mouth or[medlineplus.gov]
  • The part of the message saying eye contact with this plant can make you permanently blind is a certain hoax, because the fact is that it results in eye pain, redness and lid swelling only, according to eMedicine .[hoaxorfact.com]
  • The Emedicine article notes that “Ocular exposure may result in eye pain, redness, and lid swelling” , but makes no mention of permanent blindness.[hoax-slayer.com]
Ulcer
  • The signs and symptoms of Dieffenbachia Poisoning may include: Burning sensation in the mouth and throat Swelling of the mouth and tongue; unable to speak clearly (hoarseness) Formation of mouth ulcers that may affect the functions of speaking and swallowing[dovemed.com]
  • Results showed Dp with promising antioxidant activity as a free radical scavenger. • Eugenol / Toxicity: When chewed, the juice from the leaves causes a painful edema of the oral mucous membrane, buccal ulcerations and tongue hypertrophy - severe enough[stuartxchange.org]
  • More serious symptoms can appear such as bladders or ulcers. Its contact with the eyes, it produces irritation and transitory lost of vision.[mohanbn.com]
Eczema
  • While ingestion can cause vomiting and diarrhea, exposure can cause temporary skin eczema AND contact with the eyes can cause temporary blindness, this is not always the case.[listverse.com]

Treatment

  • The information provided herein should not be used during any medical emergency or for the diagnosis or treatment of any medical condition. A licensed physician should be consulted for diagnosis and treatment of any and all medical conditions.[pacificschoolserver.org]
  • The authors offer first aid recommendations and discuss advanced medical treatment based on the latest published literature.[books.google.com]
  • This is for information only and not for use in the treatment or management of an actual poison exposure. If you have an exposure, you should call your local emergency number (such as 911) or the National Poison Control Center at 1-800-222-1222.[salud.wikiplus.org]
  • In a large retrospective study of 188 patients with plant oxalate exposure, all cases were determined to be minor and all resolved with minor or no treatment.[emedicine.medscape.com]

Prognosis

  • The prognosis of Dieffenbachia Poisoning is dependent on the amount of substance consumed, time between consumption and treatment, severity of the symptoms, as well as general health status of the patient If the individual can recover from the symptoms[dovemed.com]
  • Outlook (Prognosis) Return to top In rare cases, these plants may cause swelling severe enough to block the airways. Update Date: 2/17/2009 Updated by: A.D.A.M. Editorial Team: David Zieve, MD, MHA, Greg Juhn, MTPW, David R. Eltz.[pacificschoolserver.org]

Epidemiology

  • Epidemiology Frequency United States In 2013, the American Association of Poison Control Centers reported 5248 single exposures to plants containing oxalates.[emedicine.medscape.com]
Sex distribution
Age distribution

Pathophysiology

  • […] names for these plants include the following: Spathiphyllum – Spath, peace lily Euphorbia pulcherrima – Poinsettia, Christmas flower, lobster plant Ilex – Holly Philodendron – Cordaturn, horsehead, red emerald, red princess Dieffenbachia – Dumbcane Pathophysiology[emedicine.medscape.com]

Prevention

  • You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. It does not need to be an emergency. You can call for any reason, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take the plant with you to the hospital, if possible.[medlineplus.gov]
  • You should call if you have any questions about poisoning or poison prevention. It does NOT need to be an emergency. You can call for any reason, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Take the plant with you to the hospital, if possible.[salud.wikiplus.org]
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