Wildflower (Hyoscyamus reticulatus) causes QT prolongation


Aslan Ş. , ÇAKIR Z., Emet M., AKSAKAL E., Akoz A., Uzkeser M.

BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY, vol.114, no.6, pp.333-336, 2013 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 114 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.4149/bll_2013_070
  • Title of Journal : BRATISLAVA MEDICAL JOURNAL-BRATISLAVSKE LEKARSKE LISTY
  • Page Numbers: pp.333-336

Abstract

Introduction: In the environment, there are hundreds of poisonous and injurious plants with a wide variety of toxicity. Among all plants with anticholinergic effect, Hyoscyamus reticulatus is a species whose clinicopathological effects have been poorly described in literature. The paper is especially aimed at drawing attention to the possibly fatal syndrome of prolonged QT, as well as to clinical and laboratory changes in six members of a single family poisoned with this plant.