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Gloriosa superba poisoning - A case report

CBG Akhila

Keywords : Colchicine, Gloriosa superba, poisoning

Citation Information : Akhila C. Gloriosa superba poisoning - A case report. Indian J Respir Care 2013; 2 (2):336-338.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-11010-02214

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Published Online: 05-12-2022

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The genus of ten species in plant family colchicaceae is gloriosa. Gloriosasuperba is a species of flowering plant in the family colchicaceae. In Karnataka it is known as gowri gedde (Hindi: Kalihari, Gujarathi: Dudhio, Sanskrit: Agnimukhi, Marathi: Indai). This ornamental plant is distributed in both Asian and African continent, it is often known as a poison, a noxious weed and a medicine. In India, Gloriosa superba is commonly distributed in the Western Ghats. Colchicine a pseudoalkaloid extracted from the plant, a useful drug with a narrow therapeutic index. This is a case report of an adult male with history of accidental consumption of colchicine and subsequent fatal toxicity.

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