Fast Five Quiz: Toxic Plants

Richard H. Sinert, DO


November 23, 2021

Plant exposures are some of the most frequent poisonings that are reported to poison control centers. Ingestion may be intentional or accidental. Although the consequences are rarely severe or life-threatening, plant poisoning can result in seizures, acidosis, liver necrosis, heart block, tachycardia, hypotension, and hypertension.

Do you know which plants can cause significant reactions, as well as key clinical information and best practices for management? Refresh and test your knowledge of plant poisoning with this short quiz.


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