Low cost, high risk: accidental nutmeg intoxication

Emerg Med J. 2005 Mar;22(3):223-5. doi: 10.1136/emj.2002.004168.


Nutmeg poisoning is rare but probably underreported and should be considered in recreational substance users with acute psychotic symptoms as well as central nervous system neuromodulatory signs that may mimic in part an anticholinergic hyperstimulation.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Adolescent
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Myristica / poisoning*
  • Psychoses, Substance-Induced / etiology*
  • Spices / poisoning*
  • Substance-Related Disorders / diagnosis
  • Substance-Related Disorders / psychology*