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Phytolacca Radix Poisoning: A Case Repor

대한한방내과학회지 2020년 41권 2호 p.241 ~ 247
전천후 ( Jeon Cheon-Hoo ) - Daejeon University College of Korean Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

조충식 ( Cho Chung-Sik ) - Daejeon University College of Korean Medicine Department of Internal Medicine

Abstract


Objectives: This study aims to present the case of poisoning associated with Phytolacca radix.
Case Presentation: A 61-year-old male with nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and abdominal pain after ingesting about 10 centimeters of Phytolacca radix visited Korean medicine hospital. He began to show symptoms one hour after eating the plants.

Methods: The patient was diagnosed with poisoning by Phytolacca radix. The patient received acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine treatment including Glycyrrhizae radix. laboratory test including complete blood count, biochemistry was also conducted.

Results: Treatment, including acupuncture, moxibustion, and herbal medicine, improved his symptoms. His symptoms subsided within two hours. The laboratory test conducted on the next day show a slight increase in his white blood cell, blood urea nitrogen, urine ketone levels. There was no damage to the liver or kidneys.

Conclusions: This report demonstrates the need for caution when consuming wild plants, which could lead to serious adverse effects. Patients should be alerted to the indiscriminate ingestion of wild plants. Further research on how to treat poisoning in Korean medicine needs to be considered to confirm these findings.

키워드

poisoning; Phytolacca radix; case report
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