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Neem oil poisoning: Case report of an adult with toxic encephalopathy

Ajay Mishra, Nikhil Dave

Keywords : Neem oil, poisoning, toxic encephalopathy

Citation Information : Mishra A, Dave N. Neem oil poisoning: Case report of an adult with toxic encephalopathy. Indian J Crit Care Med 2013; 17 (5):321-322.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.120330

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-08-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


Neem oil has widespread use in Indian subcontinent due to its many bioactive properties. Azadirachtin, an active ingredient, is implicated in causing the effects seen in neem oil poisoning. Neem oil poisoning is rare in adults. This report highlights the toxicity associated with neem oil poisoning in an elderly male. The patient presented with vomiting, seizures, metabolic acidosis, and toxic encephalopathy. The patient recovered completely with symptomatic treatment.

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