Mad honey intoxication mimicking acute coronary syndrome


Dur A., SÖNMEZ E. , Civelek C., Turkdogan K. A. , Vatankulu M. A. , Sogut O.

JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION, cilt.64, ss.1078-1080, 2014 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 64 Konu: 9
  • Basım Tarihi: 2014
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF THE PAKISTAN MEDICAL ASSOCIATION
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.1078-1080

Özet

Mad honey intoxication or grayanotoxin poisoning is caused by consumption of grayanotoxin-containing toxic honey produced from leaves and flowers of the Rhododendron family. Despite the rarity of intoxication cases, the correct diagnosis and treatment are required because of the significance of haemodynamic disturbance and confounding of symptoms for disease identification. We report herein a case of a patient with mad honey intoxication mimicking acute non-ST segment elevation myocardial infarction and review the pathophysiology and diagnostic considerations.