An interesting case of suicidal poisoning
Sharma, M.; Satish, Kumar; Prashar, A. and Sharma, A. (2010) An interesting case of suicidal poisoning. Online Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 8 (4). ISSN 0972-5997
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Aconite is one of the most poisonous known herbs. It has been known to be used as a homicidal poison from long time in history. However this is rarely known to be used as suicidal poison. Poisoning with aconite is usually fatal and death commonly occurs due to arrhythmias and cardiotoxicity. We report a case of attempted suicidal poisoning by aconite where patient survived in spite of documented cardiotoxic effects of the poison.
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