Dieffenbachia Poisoning

  • Mohd Haneef Aster MIMS, Kannur, Kerala
  • Jinesh Veetilakathu Aster MIMS, Kannur, Kerala
Keywords: Dieffenbachia, Dumb Cane, Poisoning


A young male presented to the emergency department with difficulty in speaking due to swollen tongue and excessive thick saliva following consumption of an ornamental plant leaves kept at his house as an act of self-harm. The plant was identified to be dieffenbachia and the patient was treated with symptomatic measures.

Author Biographies

Mohd Haneef, Aster MIMS, Kannur, Kerala

MBBS, MD (med), PGDHS(Diab), Senior Consultant, Department of Internal Medicine

Jinesh Veetilakathu, Aster MIMS, Kannur, Kerala

MBBS,MEM(GWU-USA), Head, Department of Emergency Medicine