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Korean Rosebay Intoxication -2 Case Reports-
Ho Kwon Kim, Tae O Jeong, Young Ho Jin, Jae Baek Lee
Journal of The Korean Society of Clinical Toxicology 2005;3(1):52-55
DOI: https://doi.org/
Published online: June 30, 2005
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1Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical School, Chonbuk National University
2Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical School, Chonbuk National University
3Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical School, Chonbuk National University
4Department of Emergency Medicine, Medical School, Chonbuk National University

The plant Korean rosebay are members of the Ericaceae(Heath) family and may contain grayanotoxins, which exert toxic effects by binding to sodium channels in cell membranes. We had experience of 2 cases of Korean rose bay intoxication, who exposed to Rhododendron mucronulatum. Patients were presented to our ED with nausea and vomiting, hypotension, and dizziness or depressed mentation. The patients were performed monitoring and supportive treatment and were fully recovered within 48hours. Korean rose bay intoxication should be considered in patients with clinical evidence of gastrointestinal irritation, cardiac arrhythmias, and/or neurologic signs without identifiable causes, especially in spring or early summer.

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