Lessons to be learned: a case study approach. Unseasonal severe poisoning of two adults by deadly nightside (Atropa belladonna)

J R Soc Promot Health. 2000 Jun;120(2):127-30. doi: 10.1177/146642400012000212.


Unseasonal, mid-winter, severe poisoning by deadly nightshade is reported in two adults who simultaneously ate from a pie made of frozen deadly nightshade berries, mistaken at the time of picking for bilberries. Atropine levels are reported in the urine. Physostigmine treatment was ineffective.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Atropa belladonna / poisoning*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Plants, Medicinal*
  • Plants, Toxic*
  • Poisoning / blood
  • Poisoning / physiopathology
  • Poisoning / urine
  • Seasons