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 CASE REPORT
Year : 2017  |  Volume : 12  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 353-355

Abrus precatorius poisoning and central pontine myelinolysis


Department of Pediatric Medicine, IPGMER and SSKM Hospital, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Sumantra Sarkar
Flat B1, Jibantaru Apartment, North Jagtala, Batamore, Mahestala, Kolkata - 700 141, West Bengal
India
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DOI: 10.4103/JPN.JPN_84_17

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Accidental poisoning with Abrus precatorius (AP) can rarely produce neurological complication due to its toxic principle “Abrin”. The authors report such a case in a 2-year old child, who subsequently developed central pontine myelinolysis, an association, to the best of the author’s knowledge, has never been reported in literature.






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