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Anticholinergic toxicity associated with lupin seed ingestion: case report

Grande, Aulo Di; Paradiso, Rosario; Amico, Salvatore; Fulco, Giovanni; Fantauzza, Bruno; Noto, Paola

European Journal of Emergency Medicine: April 2004 - Volume 11 - Issue 2 - pp 119-120
Case Reports

We describe a case of acute poisoning in a 51-year-old female patient who presented to the Emergency Department with weakness, anxiety, dry mouth, bilateral mydriasis and lid drop. In differential diagnosis, botulism, Guillain–Barré syndrome and myasthenia gravis were considered, as well as cerebral haematoma because of a cranial injury a week before. Symptoms, which resolved within 12 h without any therapy, were instead related to the ingestion of lupin seeds.

Unità Operativa di Medicina e Chirurgia d'Accettazione e d'Urgenza, Azienda Ospedaliera S. Elia, Caltanissetta, Italy

Correspondence to Aulo Di Grande, Via Gorizia 18, 95129 Catania, Italy

E-mail: adigrande@yahoo.it

© 2004 Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, Inc.