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Toad poisoning in Laos.

Abstract:

We describe two patients who developed severe illness after eating the skin and eggs of a toad, probably Bufo melanostictus Schneider, in southeastern Laos. One boy died, and one developed a digoxin toxicity-like syndrome with bradycardia and heart failure but survived. A telephone survey of 16 Lao provincial hospitals suggested that toad poisoning occurs in at least six provinces. That 93% of villagers in three villages in southeastern Laos were aware that toads are poisonous but that 51% ha...

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Journal:
American journal of tropical medicine and hygiene More from this journal
Volume:
77
Issue:
5
Pages:
850-853
Publication date:
2007-11-01
EISSN:
1476-1645
ISSN:
0002-9637
Language:
English
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pubs:17601
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uuid:cddf8385-4db8-459a-990e-17f41eec6ccd
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pubs:17601
Source identifiers:
17601
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2012-12-19

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