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Guy’s and St Thomas’ Poisons Unit (GTPU) has over 100 enquiries about aconite poisoning on its case database. There is a large amount of literature on the subject including toxicity from the plant itself and herbal preparations; however, it is a relatively rare cause of poisoning in the UK.
GTPU was consulted over a fatal case of intentional aconite poisoning in 1992. The patient had a …
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