Rhabdomyolysis and strychnine poisoning: A case report

Yajnesh Kidiyoor, Sipra Rai, Shankar M. Bakkannavar, Vinod C. Nayak, Ranjit Immanuel James, Kavitha Saravu

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Strychnine, brucine and loganin are the active principles of Strychnine nux vomica which are responsible for the toxic manifestations. Strychnine poisoning though rare but it is not an uncommon occurrence. Nowadays the poisoning is most commonly due to adulteration with narcotics. In our case of unintentional poisoning, an adult female of 36 years old, had consumed bracts of nux vomica tree (made decoction and drank it) due to the false belief that it will cure her skin lesions. But she developed tonic clonic seizures, rhabdomyolysis and was treated conservatively. Eventually she survived.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)45-47
Number of pages3
JournalResearch Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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