Ioxicity is similar to dieffenbachia (calcium oxalate raphides), but less severe. Crocus (Autumn Crocus)
Colchicine is contained in all parts of the autumn crocus and glory lily. Colchicine causes a gastroenteritis that is delayed and severe, and is followed by severe multisysti organ failure. Common effects include coagulopathy, bone marrow suppression with granulocytopenia and thrombocytopenia, cardiac dysrhythmias, cardiogenic shock, adult respiratory distress syndrome, hepatic insufficiency, delirium, seizures, coma, and death. In addition to GI decontamination, treatment usually requires aggressive fluid resuscitation. Colchicine-specific Fab fragments are commercially available for severe poisonings.
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