Datura stramonium abuse

M. Gapany, S. Almog, M. Tirosh

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Teenagers may intentionally ingest a variety of plants to induce psychedelic experiences. Two cases of acute anticholinergic syndrome from drinking a Datura stramonium decoction are reported. Both patients presented with altered mental state and visual hallucinations. In one, antidotal treatment with physostigmine was given to reverse the severe symptoms of belladonna type toxicity. This recently rediscovered variety of hallucinogen abuse has not been previously reported in Israel.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)25-26+39
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes


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