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

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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 in otherwise unaffected patients and also of general symptoms like tachycardia.

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Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Oftalmologi

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Originalspråkengelska
Sidor (från-till)332-335
TidskriftActa Ophthalmologica Scandinavica
Volym80
Utgåva nummer3
StatusPublished - 2002
PublikationskategoriForskning
Peer review utfördJa