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Phytolacca Radix Poisoning due to Misidentification as an Arrowroot
Woo-Je Jin, Youngho Jin, Tae-O Jeong, Jae- Baek Lee
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2004;2(1):27-30
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: June 30, 2004
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1Department of Emergency Medicine and Institute of Medical Science
2Medical School, Chonbuk National University
3Department of Emergency Medicine and Institute of Medical Science
4Medical School, Chonbuk National University

Phytolaccaceae had been used as a pharmaceutical drugs or food in Korea. Nowadays, it is rarely used due to its toxicity, and then, case reports as to poisoning also are rare. Recently, Authors experienced a case of an occurrence in a group intoxication after ingestion of roots of phytolacca american a misidentifying as arrowroot. We report this case with review of phytolacca radix poisoning.

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