Investigation of mad honey poisoning in patients with bradycardia detected
Dilek Atik1, Bengü Şeliman2
1Malatya State Hospital, Department Of Emergency Medicine
2Kars State Hospital, Department Of Emergency Medicine
Keywords: Mad Honey poisoning, Bradycardia
North-facing slopes of the mountains, especially the Black Sea Region in Turkey, showing the natural distribution, popularly known as “mad honey” Grayanotoxine, has toxic effects on Na channels, the Ericaceae family of honey in the flower nectar and pollen is a natural product. Mad honey poisoning cases often appeal with syncope, bradycardia, sweating, weakness, nausea, vomiting like symptoms. In more serious cases, AV block and cardiac rhythm disorders serious enough to be asistoliye. Our Emergency Department during the month of October of 2010, sweating, weakness, nausea, vomiting, and bradycardia, electrocardiographic findings in patients presenting with symptoms of presyncope identified as Mad honey poisoning was found in 5 cases. In this our article we presented to the emergency department with complaints of weakness, nausea, vomiting and presyncope and electrocardiographic findings in patients with bradycardia wanted to emphasize to keep in mind in mad honey poisoning.