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Duboisia ingestion: An unusual cause of anticholinergic poisoning

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  • Elizabeth Pellowe,

    1. Department of Emergency Medicine, The Tweed Hospital, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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    • Elizabeth Pellowe, MBChB, Resident; Hugo DM Poncia, MBBS, MRCP, FCEM, MSc (Med Ed), CCPU, FACEM, Emergency Physician, Associate Professor.
  • Hugo DM Poncia

    1. Department of Emergency Medicine, The Tweed Hospital, Tweed Heads, New South Wales, Australia
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    • Elizabeth Pellowe, MBChB, Resident; Hugo DM Poncia, MBBS, MRCP, FCEM, MSc (Med Ed), CCPU, FACEM, Emergency Physician, Associate Professor.

Correspondence: Associate Professor Hugo DM Poncia, Emergency Department, The Tweed Hospital, Powell Street, Tweed Heads, NSW 2485, Australia. Email: hugo.poncia@ncahs.health.nsw.gov.au

Abstract

A male landscaper presented with an acute confusional state following intentional ingestion of Duboisia myoporoides. With supportive care, he made an uneventful recovery after 24 h. Clinical features, investigation and management of Duboisia poisoning are discussed.

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