Multi Organ Dysfunction following Consumption of tubers of GloriosaSuperba: A Rare Case Report

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PharmaTutor (July - 2017)


ISSN: 2347 - 7881
(Volume 5, Issue 8)


Received On: 30/04/2017; Accepted On: 06/05/2017; Published On: 01/08/2017


K. Vinod1⃰, BN. Surendra Reddy1, K. Chandra Sekhar2, D. Ranganayakulu1
1 Department of Pharmacy Practice,
Sri Padmavathi School of Pharmacy, Tirupati, India.
2 Department of General Medicine,
Sri Venkateswara Medical College, Tirupati, Andhra Pradesh, India



25 years married man was admitted on to emergency acute medical care unit. He had fallen ill after an afternoon meal from 4 days ago which consisted of rice and 3 tubers identified as Gloriosa superb. About 3hrs after the ingestion, he developed abdominal pain, vomiting (15-20 episodes), and watery diarrhea 15-20 episodes. He developed bleeding gums, yellowish discoloration, hematemesis 30-50 ml, 24episodes, haematuria, decreased urine output along with continued diarrhea and vomiting.



How to cite this article: Vinod K, Reddy BNS, Sekhar KC, Ranganayakulu D;Multi Organ Dysfunction following Consumption of tubers of GloriosaSuperba:  A Rare Case Report; PharmaTutor; 2017; 5(8); 46-48