Clinical Events in Mad Honey Poisoning: A Single Centre Experience

BOSTAN M., BOSTAN H., KAYA A. O., BILIR O., Satiroglu O., KAZDAL H., ...More

BULLETIN OF ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINATION AND TOXICOLOGY, vol.84, no.1, pp.19-22, 2010 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 84 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00128-009-9906-2
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.19-22
  • Keywords: Mad honey, Grayanotoxin, Intoxication, Clinical event, SODIUM-CHANNEL, GRAYANOTOXIN, SITE
  • Recep Tayyip Erdoğan University Affiliated: Yes


The aim was to evaluate the clinical findings of patients who admitted to the hospital with the diagnosis of grayanotoxin/mad honey poisoning. Thirty-three patients were included in this study. Three patients were female (9%) and the others male (91%). Median age of patients was 52 (42-68). The most frequently observed findings were sinus bradycardia (91%), nausea-vomiting (81.8%), and dizziness (78.8%). Average heart rate was 55.35 +/- A 6.72 beats/min. Mean systolic and diastolic blood pressures were 77.86 +/- A 16.64 mmHg and 46.42 +/- A 12.30 mmHg, respectively. Mad honey poisoning is an important problem that is life-threatening in the Black Sea region of Turkey.