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Accidental mydriasis from exposure to Angel's trumpet (Datura suaveolens).

Havelius, Ulf LU and Åsman, Peter LU (2002) In Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica1998-01-01+01:002008-01-01+01:00 80(3). p.332-335
Abstract
PURPOSE: To report clinical findings after accidental instillation into the eye of sap from Angel's trumpet (Datura suaveolens). METHODS: We report findings on seven patients who developed sudden onset of unilateral mydriasis. At least three of them also had ipsilateral cycloplegia and one developed transient tachycardia. RESULTS: The symptoms evolved after ocular exposure to sap from Angel's trumpet, a plant containing natural alkaloids with parasympatholytic properties. Six patients were initially unaware of the cause of their symptoms. In these cases, patient history revealed recent contact with Angel's trumpet. CONCLUSION: Accidental ocular instillation of sap from Angel's trumpet should be noted as a cause of sudden onset of mydriasis... (More)
PURPOSE: To report clinical findings after accidental instillation into the eye of sap from Angel's trumpet (Datura suaveolens). METHODS: We report findings on seven patients who developed sudden onset of unilateral mydriasis. At least three of them also had ipsilateral cycloplegia and one developed transient tachycardia. RESULTS: The symptoms evolved after ocular exposure to sap from Angel's trumpet, a plant containing natural alkaloids with parasympatholytic properties. Six patients were initially unaware of the cause of their symptoms. In these cases, patient history revealed recent contact with Angel's trumpet. CONCLUSION: Accidental ocular instillation of sap from Angel's trumpet should be noted as a cause of sudden onset of mydriasis in otherwise unaffected patients and also of general symptoms like tachycardia. (Less)
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Toxic : poisoning, Plants, Plant Poisoning : etiology, Mydriasis : physiopathology, Mydriasis : etiology, Middle Age, Male, Human, Female, Case Report, Anisocoria : physiopathology, Anisocoria : etiology, 80 and over, Aged, Adult, Scopolamine : poisoning, Stramonium : poisoning, Support, Non-U.S. Gov't, Tachycardia : etiology, Tachycardia : physiopathology
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Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica1998-01-01+01:002008-01-01+01:00
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80
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3
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332 - 335
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Wiley-Blackwell
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1395-3907
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10.1034/j.1600-0420.2002.800319.x
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  keyword      = {Toxic : poisoning,Plants,Plant Poisoning : etiology,Mydriasis : physiopathology,Mydriasis : etiology,Middle Age,Male,Human,Female,Case Report,Anisocoria : physiopathology,Anisocoria : etiology,80 and over,Aged,Adult,Scopolamine : poisoning,Stramonium : poisoning,Support,Non-U.S. Gov't,Tachycardia : etiology,Tachycardia : physiopathology},
  language     = {eng},
  number       = {3},
  pages        = {332--335},
  publisher    = {Wiley-Blackwell},
  series       = {Acta Ophthalmologica Scandinavica1998-01-01+01:002008-01-01+01:00},
  title        = {Accidental mydriasis from exposure to Angel's trumpet (Datura suaveolens).},
  url          = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1034/j.1600-0420.2002.800319.x},
  volume       = {80},
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