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Colchicine cardiotoxicity following ingestion of Gloriosa superba tubers.
  1. S. Mendis
  1. Department of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Peradeniya, Sri Lanka.


    The clinical features of colchicine toxicity in a patient following ingestion of Gloriosa superba tubers are described. Gastroenteritis, acute renal failure, cardiotoxicity and haematological abnormalities were the main toxic manifestations. There was no hypotension and no neurological manifestations. Electrocardiographic changes were noteworthy and have not been reported previously.

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