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Treat the patient by the recognized toxidrome when the ingested herbal juice is non-toxic

By Yu-Jang Su and Yen-Chun Lai

Abstract

This is the case of 63-year-old mother and her 35-year-old daughter who drank herbal juice (Rhizoma Dioscoreae Nipponicae and Ficus formosana Maxim) and then developed diarrhea, cold sweating, and myoclonus. On physical examination, the mother had a normal consciousness level, a normal respiratory rate, and bilateral miosis. After the administration of 2 g of pralidoxime (PAM) and 0.5 mg of atropine, the mother felt better. The daughter only had mild symptoms of sweating and vomiting before arrival at the emergency department (ED)

Topics: Case Report
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
OAI identifier: oai:pubmedcentral.nih.gov:2885264
Provided by: PubMed Central

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