Grayanotoxin levels in blood, urine and honey and their association with clinical status in patients with mad honey intoxication

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Aygun A., Şahin A., Karaca Y., Turkmen S., Türedi S., Ahn S. Y., ...More

TURKISH JOURNAL OF EMERGENCY MEDICINE, vol.18, no.1, pp.29-33, 2018 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 18 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2018
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.tjem.2017.05.001
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.29-33
  • Keywords: Mad honey, Grayanotoxin, LC-MS/MS, Blood, Urine, Pulse, Blood pressure, LC-MS/MS, CHROMATOGRAPHY, RHODODENDRON
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate whether there is an association between grayanotoxin levels in urine and blood of patients with mad honey intoxication and in the honey consumed, and the resulting clinical picture. The pilot data acquired from this study was analysed in National Forensic Service, Daejeon Institute, South Korea and first results were published as a preliminary study.