In the kingdom of "tortelli" (ravioli-like pasta) plant poisoning is still a threat. A case report of near-fatal poisoning from Digitalis Purpurea accidentally confused with Borago Officinalis.
- Laura Bonfanti,
- Giuseppe Lippi,
- Irene Ciullo,
- Fiorenza Robuschi,
- Rosalia Aloe,
- Sara Tarasconi,
- Riccardo Vassallo,
- Gianfranco Cervellin
Acta Biomed 2017 Jan 16;87(3):353-357. Epub 2017 Jan 16.
University Hospital of Parma, Italy.
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