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Death due to poisoning with Gloriosa superba (‘Niyagala’) seeds

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R.M.M.K. Namal Rathnayaka ,

Provincial General Hospital,Ratnapura. Department of Veterinary Pathobiology, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine and Animal Science, University of Peradeniya,, LK
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Trainee in Medical Toxicology, Medical Officer-ICU / Anaesthesia
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K. Jeganadan,

Provincial General Hospital,Ratnapura, LK
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Consultant Physician
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H.D.M.S.K. Dissanayaka,

Provincial General Hospital,Ratnapura, LK
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Registrar in Forensic Medicine
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P.E.A. Nishanthi Ranathunga

Base Hospital, Kahawatta, LK
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Medical Officer-Medicine
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Abstract

A 35year old female patient presented with self ingestion of about 50 seeds of Gloriosa superba (‘Niyagala’) 20 hours back. She had watery diarrhea, hypokalaemia and acute liver failure and died due to respiratory failure. Usually tubers of 'Niyagala' are ingested for the deliberate self-harm. But here we report a case of death due to poisoning of Gloriosa superba seeds which was not previously documented.
How to Cite: Rathnayaka, R.M.M.K.N. et al., (2016). Death due to poisoning with Gloriosa superba (‘Niyagala’) seeds. Journal of the Postgraduate Institute of Medicine. 3, pp.E26:1–E26:3. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jpgim.8090
Published on 25 Aug 2016.
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