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Acute demyelinating encephalitis after jequirity pea ingestion (Abrus precatorius).

Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2007 ;45(1):77-9

Dept. of Internal Medicine, Drexel University College of Medicine, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

Introduction: Castor and jequirity beans are uncommon causes of poisoning. The more common but less severe castor poisoning is well described, but jequirity bean (Abrus Precatorius) poisoning is rare. The toxicity is attributed to toxalbumins (ricin and abrin) that act by inhibiting protein synthesis. Read More

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March 2007
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