Deaths following ingestion of a cardiotoxic plant in Kampuchean children in Thailand.

P. Echeverria, D. N. Taylor, L. Bodhidatta, C. Brown, R. Coninx, P. Vandemarq, C. Durnerin, L. De Wilde, C. Bansit

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Abstract

Twenty-seven Khmer children at a refugee camp in Thailand developed vomiting and diarrhea after ingestion of the seeds of the plant Erythrophleum succirubrum Gagnep. Two children died of cardiac arrest. Ingestion of seed of Erythrophleum species that contain digitalis-like alkaloids causes fatal epidemics of poisoning in children as well as livestock.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)601-603
Number of pages3
JournalThe Southeast Asian journal of tropical medicine and public health
Volume17
Issue number4
StatePublished - Dec 1 1986

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Infectious Diseases

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