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Soon-Joo Wang 2 Articles
Grayanotoxin Poisoning from Honey - A Case Report
Gi-Hun Choi, Ki-Cheol You, Soon-Joo Wang, Tae-Jin Park
J Korean Soc Clin Toxicol. 2012;10(1):37-40.   Published online June 30, 2012
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Honey is produced by bees from nectar collected from nearby flowers. Sometimes, honey produced from the Rhododendron species is contaminated by Grayanotoxin (GTX) in Nepal and other countries. There have been reports of GTX intoxication, also known as 'mad honey disease', from honey produced in countries other than Korea. The importation of wild honey has been prohibited by the Korean Food and Drug Administration since 2005, yet it is still distributed within Korea by the occasional tourist. We report a case of GTX intoxication from contaminated honey which included the symptoms of nausea, vomiting, general weakness, dizziness, blurred vision, hypotension and sinus bradycardia. By means of infusion with normal saline and atropine sulfate, the patient's condition fully recovered within 8 hours of hospital admission, and she was discharged without any complications.
A Case Of Toxicity Caused By Arisaematis Rhizoma Ingestion
Min-Ki Hong, Ju-Ok Park, Soon-Joo Wang
J Korean Soc Clin Toxicol. 2003;1(1):40-42.   Published online June 30, 2003
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Korean people use a lot of herbal agents for medical purposes, such as curing diseases, improving health state, but some of the herbal agents have toxic side effects. In terms of toxicology, herbal agents classified into 3 categories generally nontoxic, potentially toxic and toxic. But, there are few studies about the mechanisms and clinical features of intoxication of herbal agents. So detoxification or initial treatment of these agents is very difficult to clinicians in hospital. Authors experienced an uncommon case of intoxication after Arisaematis Rhizoma Ingestion. We report this case with review of Arisaematis Rhizoma.

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