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Emerg Med J 22:223-225 doi:10.1136/emj.2002.004168
  • Case report

Low cost, high risk: accidental nutmeg intoxication

  1. A K Demetriades,
  2. P D Wallman,
  3. A McGuiness,
  4. M C Gavalas
  1. Department of Accident and Emergency, University College London Hospital, London, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr A K Demetriades
 Department of Accident and Emergency, University College London Hospital, London WC1E 6AU, UK; andreas.demetriadesdoctors.org.uk
  • Accepted 4 March 2003

Abstract

Nutmeg poisoning is rare but probably underreported and should be considered in recreational substance users with acute psychotic symptoms as well as central nervous system neuromodulatory signs that may mimic in part an anticholinergic hyperstimulation.

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