Plant poisoning outbreak in the western area of Cambodia, 2005

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/114153
Title:
Plant poisoning outbreak in the western area of Cambodia, 2005
Authors:
Tourdjman, M; Srihawong, R; Soy, T Khean; Touch, S; Hul, S; Janssens, B; Galliot-Guilley, M; Vong, S
Journal:
Transactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Abstract:
An outbreak investigation was conducted during February-March 2005 to determine the cause of several sudden deaths occurring in Pailin Province, Cambodia. Sixty-seven patients presented with non-febrile poisoning-like symptoms and 15 died of coma, including 53% children under 10 years old. Symptoms included sore throat (92%), sore lips (73%), swollen tongue (54%) and gastrointestinal signs (41%). A plant locally called prik was the source of poisoning (97.0 vs. 28.7%, odds ratio 74.3, P<0.001). Patients may have confused the edible Melientha suavis Pierre with Urobotrya siamensis Hiepko, both from the Opiliaceae family. This was the first report of Urobotrya poisoning and its clinical manifestations.
Affiliation:
Epidemiology and Public Health Unit, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Ministry of Health, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; Service de Toxicologie, Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris, France
Issue Date:
1-Mar-2009
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10144/114153
DOI:
10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.01.022
PubMed ID:
19278704
Additional Links:
http://www.tropicalmedandhygienejrnl.net/article/S0035-9203(09)00037-6/abstract
Submitted date:
2010-10-15
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1878-3503
Appears in Collections:
Other Diseases

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorTourdjman, Men
dc.contributor.authorSrihawong, Ren
dc.contributor.authorSoy, T Kheanen
dc.contributor.authorTouch, Sen
dc.contributor.authorHul, Sen
dc.contributor.authorJanssens, Ben
dc.contributor.authorGalliot-Guilley, Men
dc.contributor.authorVong, Sen
dc.date.accessioned2010-10-29T15:45:15Z-
dc.date.available2010-10-29T15:45:15Z-
dc.date.issued2009-03-01-
dc.date.submitted2010-10-15-
dc.identifier.citationTrans. R. Soc. Trop. Med. Hyg. 2009;103(9):949-51en
dc.identifier.issn1878-3503-
dc.identifier.pmid19278704-
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.trstmh.2009.01.022-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10144/114153-
dc.description.abstractAn outbreak investigation was conducted during February-March 2005 to determine the cause of several sudden deaths occurring in Pailin Province, Cambodia. Sixty-seven patients presented with non-febrile poisoning-like symptoms and 15 died of coma, including 53% children under 10 years old. Symptoms included sore throat (92%), sore lips (73%), swollen tongue (54%) and gastrointestinal signs (41%). A plant locally called prik was the source of poisoning (97.0 vs. 28.7%, odds ratio 74.3, P<0.001). Patients may have confused the edible Melientha suavis Pierre with Urobotrya siamensis Hiepko, both from the Opiliaceae family. This was the first report of Urobotrya poisoning and its clinical manifestations.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.tropicalmedandhygienejrnl.net/article/S0035-9203(09)00037-6/abstracten
dc.rightsPublished by Elsevier Archived on this site with the kind permission of Elsevier Ltd. ([url]http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/journal/00359203[/url]) and the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene ([url]http://www.rstmh.org/transactions.asp[/url])en
dc.subject.meshAdolescenten
dc.subject.meshAdulten
dc.subject.meshCambodiaen
dc.subject.meshChilden
dc.subject.meshChild, Preschoolen
dc.subject.meshComaen
dc.subject.meshDeath, Suddenen
dc.subject.meshDisease Outbreaksen
dc.subject.meshFemaleen
dc.subject.meshHumansen
dc.subject.meshMaleen
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden
dc.subject.meshPlant Poisoningen
dc.subject.meshYoung Adulten
dc.titlePlant poisoning outbreak in the western area of Cambodia, 2005en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentEpidemiology and Public Health Unit, Institut Pasteur du Cambodge, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Médecins Sans Frontières Belgium, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Ministry of Health, Phnom Penh, Cambodia; Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris, France; Service de Toxicologie, Hôpital Lariboisière, Paris, Franceen
dc.identifier.journalTransactions of the Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygieneen

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