Ricin poisoning

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Ricin poisoning

A rare disorder due to poisoning characterized by acute onset of potentially life-threatening illness following ingestion inhalation or injection of ricin a lectin present in the seeds of Ricinus communis the castor oil plant. Clinical presentation depends on the route of administration inhalation being the most toxic route followed by oral ingestion. Presenting signs and symptoms include nausea vomiting diarrhea hematemesis and melena (upon ingestion) cough wheezing dyspnea sore throat and congestion (upon inhalation) and erythema induration blisters capillary leak syndrome and localized necrosis (upon injection). The condition can progress to seizures shock organ failure pulmonary edema and respiratory failure.

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