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J Korean Soc Emerg Med > Volume 22(4); 2011 > Article
Journal of The Korean Society of Emergency Medicine 2011;22(4): 359-361.
Pain and Paresthesia after Ingestion of Glechoma Longituba: Three Case Reports
Chan Woo Park, Jun Hwi Cho, Joon Ho Bae, Joong Bum Moon, Seong Bin Cheon, Ki Ohk Ahn, Hui Young Lee
1Department of Emergency Medicine, School of Medicine, Kangwon National University Hospital, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea. cjhemd@kangwon.ac.kr
2Department of Internal Medicine, School of Medicine, Kangwon National University Hospital, Kangwon National University, Chuncheon, Korea.
ABSTRACT
Glechoma longituba is a common medicinal plant that is common in wet and sunny land. This plant is used to treat various illnesses including jaundice and edema. But, ingestion of the plant can cause severe pain and swelling on lip and mouth. We experienced three cases that had oral pain and sensory change after ingestion of G. longituba, which we report with a literature review.
Key words: Plant, Eating, Pain, Paresthesia
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