ACUTE ERGOT POISONING
- Valve Disease Associated with Ergot Alkaloid Use: Echocardiographic and Pathologic Correlations. Redfield, Margaret M.; Nicholson, Walter J.; Edwards, William D.; Tajik, A. Jamil // Annals of Internal Medicine;7/1/92, Vol. 117 Issue 1, p50
Deals with the echocardiographic and pathologic features of patients with valvular disease associated with long-term ingestion of ergot alkaloids. Patients; Disease management; Diagnosis; Conclusion.
- EXPERIMENTAL AND THERAPEUTIC INVESTIGATIONS WITH CERTAIN NEW HYDROGENATED ERGOT ALKALOIDS IN PERIPHERAL VASCULAR DISORDERS. Kappert, A.; Hadorn, W. // Angiology;Dec1950, Vol. 1 Issue 6, p520
1) The hydrogenated alkaloids of ergot, i.e., dihydroergocornine (DHO 180), dihydroergocristine (DCS 90), and dihydroergokryptine (DHK 135) act centrally by lowering the tone of the vascular system and peripherally by adrenergic blockade. They may inhibit or suppress vasoconstrictive sympathetic...
- St. Anthony's Fire. // Time;9/10/1951, Vol. 58 Issue 11, p64
The article details how the town of Pont-Saint-Esprit in France had been stricken by ergot poisoning in 1951. Several people complained of heartburn, stomach cramps and fever chills after eating bread from the shop of Baker Roch Briand. A vegetable alkaloid having the toxic and biological...
- ergotism. // Taber's Cyclopedic Medical Dictionary (2009);2009, Issue 21, p800
A definition of the term "ergotism," which refers to ergot poisoning, is presented.
- St. Anthony's Fire (Ergotamine Induced Leg Ischemia). Zavaleta, Ernesto G.; Fernandez, Bernado B.; Grove, Mark K.; Kaye, Marc D. // Angiology;May2001, Vol. 52 Issue 5
Examines ergotamine-induced leg ischemia due to vasospasm common to middle aged people in Guatemala. Manifestation and cause of the disease; Therapy of ergotism; Importance of obtaining a history of ergotamine.
- Postpartum Peripheral Symmetrical Gangrene: A Case Report. Sharma, Lipi; Mehta, Sumita; Rajaram, Shalini; Aggarwal, Rachna; Gupta, Sanjay; Goel, Neerja // Journal of Reproduction & Infertility;Apr-Jun2012, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p117
Background: Symmetrical peripheral gangrene is usually associated with underlying medical problems and it is seldom seen in pregnancy. Sepsis though common in a setting of delivery by unskilled midwife is rarely accompanied by symmetrical gangrene. Case Presentation: We report a case of...
- IMMINENT GANGRENE OF THE LEG AFTER ERGOT POISONING. Ahlgren, Ingemar; Haeger, Knut; Nylander, Goran; Wehlin, Lennart // Angiology;Jun1968, Vol. 19 Issue 6, p354
The article presents a case of imminent gangrene of the leg after ergot poisoning. A twenty-nine year old primiparous woman with an earlier history of unilateral apical pulmonary tuberculosis healed for several years had suffered for eleven years from sever migraine. She had also suffered...
- ERGOT AS THE CAUSE OF THROMBOANGIITIS OBLITERANS (BUERGER'S DISEASE). Kaunitz, Julius // Angiology;Dec1955, Vol. 6 Issue 6, p556
The similarity of thromboangiitis obliterans in etiology, symptomatology and pathology to ergotism suggests the similar nature of the two conditions-the important difference is the chronicity observed in thromboangiitis obliterans, which is probably due to the consumption of small doses of ergot...
- Postpartum seizure following epidural anaesthesia and post-dural puncture headache. Moussa, B.; Wong, G. R.; Beilby, D. S. // Anaesthesia & Intensive Care;2015, Vol. 43 Issue 6, p789
The article discusses a case of accidental dural puncture (ADP) on a 23 year old woman who delivered vaginally under epidural anaesthesia. Attempt to insert Tuohy needle at L2/3 resulted in ADP. Postpartum, the patient developed headache consistent with post dural puncture headache (PDPH) later...