An Arrow Poison (Abrus Precatorius) Causing Fatal Poisoning in a Child SD03-SD04
Dr. M M Patil,
Associate Professor, Department of Paediatrics, Shri B M Patil Medical College,
Vijayapur -586103, Karnataka, India.
Ingestion of whole seeds of Abrus precatorius often does not produce serious illness. It generally presents initially with gastrointestinal manifestations. Haemolysis, acute renal damage, hepatotoxicity and seizures are the other manifestations. Herewith we report a child with accidental ingestion of abrus precatorius seeds who presented with altered sensorium and convulsions. The case is being reported on account of its rarity in its initial neurological manifestation and has not been reported earlier in paediatric age group.