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. , ...Daha Fazla

ANNALS OF SAUDI MEDICINE, cilt.35, sa.2, ss.161-164, 2015 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 35 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5144/0256-4947.2015.161
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.