CASE REPORT
Year : 2013  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 336-338

Gloriosa superba poisoning - A case report


1 Postgraduate in Respiratory Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal, India
2 Assistant Professor of Respiratory Therapy, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal, India

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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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