Disease Information for Caladium plant poisoning

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Clinical Manifestations
Signs & Symptoms
Odynophagia/Pain on swallowing/Phagadynia
Burning/sore tongue (glossodynia/glossopyrosis)
Drooling
Excess salivation/hypersalivation
Foaming/Frothing at the mouth
Gingival swelling
Gingival Tenderness Pain
Mouth/tongue/lips burning pain
Oral edema
Oral lesion/ulcer
Oral mucosa erythematous lesions
Oral Mucosal Erosive Lesions
Oral Mucosal Punctate Lesions
Oral/pharyngeal burns/lesions
Oral/pharyngeal slough/blisters/mucositis
Painful lips
Painful oral ulcers
Palate edema/Soft palate
Palate Erythema/Soft Palate
Sialorrhea/Ptyalism
Sore Gums
Sore/Painful mouth
Swelling/edema tongue/Glossal edema
Acute bilateral Hand muscle spasms
Cramping in Extremities
Lip smacking
Pharyngeal edema/throat swelling
Acutely ill patient/signs
Apparently well Silent disorder possible
Patient in severe pain
Pediatric poisoning/toddler setting
Disease Progression
Course/Acute
Course/Acute only
Onset/Abrupt/Sudden
Demographics & Risk Factors
Population Group
Child
Population/Pediatrics population
Population/Previously well
Occupational Factors
Setting/Emergency Department
Event, Activity, Behavioral & Seasonal Factors
Activity/Gardening/in the garden situation
Sex & Age Groups
Population/Child
Population/Children/all
Population/Toddler
Population/Young child ('Twos')
Laboratory Tests
Abnormal Lab Findings - Increased
Oxalate (Lab)
URINE Oxalate
URINE Oxalic acid crystals
Associated Diseases & Rule outs
Associated Disease & Complications
Arum plant group poisoning
Caladium plant poisoning
Chemical/caustic oral burn
Chemical/toxic stomatitis
Corneal abrasion
Crystalluria
Gastritis, erosive/corrosive
Glossitis/tongue inflammation
Laryngeal edema
Mucositis, oral
Oxalic aciduria, acute
Plant poisoning/accidental
Stomatitis
Tetany
Disease Mechanism & Classification
Class
CLASS/Pediatric disorders (ex)
CLASS/Oral mucus membrane disorder
Pathophysiology
Pathophysiology/Oxalic acid metabolite former (ex)
Pathophysiology/Crystal-induced uropathy
Process
PROCESS/Poison/specific (category)
Toxin
TOXIN/Caustic mouth/lip/oropharyngeal burning pathology
TOXIN/Plant Calcium oxalate/Oxalic acid excess:
TOXIN/Plant poison may be severe
Synonyms
Synonym
Caladium plant poisoning, Herbal Synonym Mother-in-law plant:
Treatment
Drug Therapy - Indication
RX/Charcoal/Activated charcoal
RX/Diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
RX/Hydration/fluids/IV
Other Treatments
TX/Supportive/Symptomatic treatment
Definition
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NEJM (The New England Journal of Medicine)
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