Colchicine poisoning: A case report and review of literature

Y. P.Raghavendra Babu, S. Manjunath, Shankar M. Bakkannavar, Jenash Acharya, G. N.Pramod Kumar

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Colchicine, a natural pseudo-alkaloid found in plants such as the Colchicum autumnale and Gloriosa superba has tremendous medicinal properties, but if misused by an unqualified person can result in fatal consequences. We report a case of colchicine poisoning in an adult man as a result of consumption of the herb G. superba by a 50-year-old man and review the literature.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)205-206
Number of pages2
JournalMedicine, Science and the Law
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 01-10-2012

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Issues, ethics and legal aspects
  • Health Policy
  • Law


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