Life-threatening plant poisoning

B. Furbee, M. Wermuth

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Each year over 100,000 exposures to toxic plants are reported to poison control centers around the country. This article focuses on the more toxic plant exposures which may result in critical care admissions. The various plants are identified and described. Their mechanism of toxicity, clinical presentation of exposure and a management strategy for the critical care physician are discussed. Resources for further information are also listed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)849-888
Number of pages40
JournalCritical Care Clinics
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1997

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Critical Care and Intensive Care Medicine

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