Examination using LC-MS/MS determination of grayanotoxin levels in blood, urine, and honey consumed by patients presenting to the emergency department with mad honey intoxication and relations with clinical data: a preliminary study

Aygun A., GÜNDÜZ A., TÜREDİ S., Turkmen S. , KARACA Y., AYAZ F. A. , ...More

ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE, vol.35, no.2, pp.161-164, 2015 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 35 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5144/0256-4947.2015.161
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE
  • Page Numbers: pp.161-164


BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Intoxications related to "mad honey" are frequently encountered in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Intoxication is established on the basis of whether honey was consumed when history was taken at presentation. The search for a simple and reliable method for showing the grayanotoxins (GTXs) in mad honey in body fluids and in honey consumed by patients is still at the research stage. The purpose of this preliminary study was to investigate GTX levels in blood, urine, and honey consumed by patients with mad honey intoxication and to determine whether there is an association with clinical status.