EPIDEMIC DROPSY- Causes, Clinical Features, Treatment

DEFINITION Epidemic dropsy is caused by consumption of adulterated mustard oil with argemone and characterized by GIT disturbances, oedema especially of lower limbs, blotchy erythema of skin, and features of cardiac failure. ETIOLOGY OF¬†EPIDEMIC DROPSY Caution: – Contamination of mustard oil with seeds of argemone mexicana (prickly poppy) which contains toxic alkaloid: Sanguinarine. – Several […]