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JMP 2010, 4(36): 175-179 Back to browse issues page
Wild Lettuce Toxicity: Case - series
A Jabbari1, S Besharat *2, M Besharat3
1- (M.D.) Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
2- (M.D.) Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology , dr_besharat_jabbari@yahoo.com
3- (Medical student) Golestan University of Medical Sciences, Golestan Research Center of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
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Background and Objective: Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) is a famous herb in the world but is unknown in Iran. It has many dangers when used randomized or over dosage. Wild lettuce grows in the North of Iran and some natives consume it unaware of its adverse side effects. Methods: Here, we presented 8 patients with manifestations of wild lettuce toxicity, admitted to a general hospital affiliated to Golestan University of Medical Sciences. Results: All patients recovered (except for an ICU admission) and no chronic complications were reported. Toxicity happened because wild lettuce was fresh and out of the time of harvest. Conclusion: Clinical suspicious to toxicity and history taking are the basis of diagnosis. It should be suggested to avoid using any suspicious substance like herbal materials, except when aware of its complications and effects.
Keywords: Wild lettuce, Sedative, Golestan
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Gastroenterology
Received: 2014/10/20 | Accepted: 2014/10/20 | Published: 2014/10/20
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Jabbari A, Besharat S, Besharat M. Wild Lettuce Toxicity: Case - series. JMP. 2010; 4 (36) :175-179
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