Colchicine toxicity is reported after inadvertent ingestion of Colchicum autumnale (autumn crocus) mistaken for which plant?
Allium ursinum (wild garlic). A retrospective review of cases treated in a toxicology unit identified 16 patients with these ingestions. A total of 15 patients developed evidence of bone marrow suppression and 4 patients (25%) died.
Razinger G, et al. Accidental poisoning with autumn crocus (Colchicum autumnale): a case series. Clin Toxicol (Phila) 2021, DOI: 10.1080/15563650.2020.1832234