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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 64  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 123-126  

Acute myocardial infarction in yellow oleander poisoning

D Anandhi, K N J Prakash Raju, MH Basha, VR Pandit 
 Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry, India

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Dr. K N J Prakash Raju
Department of Emergency Medicine and Trauma, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Puducherry
India

Self-harm by consuming yellow oleander seeds has become more frequent in South Asian countries, especially Sri Lanka and in southern parts of India. Yellow oleander poisoning usually presents with gastrointestinal, cardiovascular, and neurological manifestations as well as electrolyte abnormalities. Cardiac effects can manifest as nearly any type of dysrhythmia and sudden death with very few premonitory signs. To our knowledge yellow oleander poisoning related acute myocardial infarction has not yet been reported. We report a 37-year-old man with yellow oleander poisoning who had normal sinus rhythm at presentation but within few hours developed acute ST-segment myocardial infarction.


How to cite this article:
Anandhi D, Prakash Raju K N, Basha M H, Pandit V R. Acute myocardial infarction in yellow oleander poisoning.J Postgrad Med 2018;64:123-126


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Anandhi D, Prakash Raju K N, Basha M H, Pandit V R. Acute myocardial infarction in yellow oleander poisoning. J Postgrad Med [serial online] 2018 [cited 2022 May 23 ];64:123-126
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