ergotism


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poisoning by ingestion of ergot-infected grain products

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Ergotism, a human disease caused by ergot alkaloids, is one of the oldest known mycotoxicoses.
Other health effects of mycotoxins include other cancers, ergotism, and higher rates of birth defects (Etzel 2002).
CO-MORBIDITIES AFFECTING CHOICE OF I ANTIRETROVIRALS FOR PEP I Co-morbidity Drug Complication Pregnancy Efavirenz Avoid in the 1st trimester due to teratogenicity Indinavir Hyperbilirubinaemia and nephrolithiasis Tuberculosis Kaletra Additional ritonavir dose of 300 mg bid needed or increase Kaletra dose to 6 tablets bid Epilepsy Pls Increase levels of a number of commonly used anticonvulsants Efavirenz Increased risk of seizures Psychosis Efavirenz Increased risk of psychiatric symptoms Insomnia Pls StJohn's Wort reduces all PI levels Migraine Pls All Pls increase risk of ergotism with ergotamine co-administration Renal failure NRTI Dose adjustments for AZT and D4T.
Well documented human mycotoxicoses include ergotism [7], alimentary toxic aleukia [8], Balkan endemic nephropathy and acute aflatoxicoses [9].
The old abbey church dedicated to the Virgin Mary--of which no architectural evidence or textual description remains--seems to have become very prominent in the regional religious scene in September of 1128, when there was an outbreak of ergotism or "holy fire" in Soissons.
typhus, measles, smallpox, bubonic plague, ergotism, or an unknown disease.
Venereal disease (syphilis, gonorrhea) and melancholia are but two of the most familiar maux du siecle of the sixteenth century, to be joined by the less-fashionable epilepsy or "falling sickness," the haut real of later baroque poetry; ergotism and erysipelas (the redoubtables feu Saint Antoine of Rabelaisian curses); whooping cough, a versifying Pierre Gringore's coqueluche; the renal calculi made famous by Montaigne; the chaude pisse or "burnt piss" made equally famous by Rabelais; the antique but defiant leprosy of the fabliaux; and the eternal return of the plague.