Measurement of atropine and scopolamine in hair by LC-MS/MS after Datura stramonium chronic exposure.
Forensic science international | 23 Oct 2012
F Ricard, E Abe, C Duverneuil-Mayer, P Charlier, G de la Grandmaison and JC Alvarez
Datura stramonium is an herbaceous annual plant. All parts of the plant contain tropane alkaloids such as atropine and scopolamine. We report the case of a 22-year-old man admitted to a general hospital for visual and aural hallucinations. One week after his admission, as the hallucinations remained, the patient was transferred to a psychiatric hospital. Neither blood nor urine was conserved during his hospitalization, so a hair analysis was requested in order to identify a possible consumption of a Datura seed infusion.
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