A child is found eating berries from a Tutu. What is the expected toxicity?
Seizures. There are about 30 species of Coriariaceae in the world and the primary toxin is tutin. Tutin is structurally similar to picrotoxinin, the active component of picrotoxin which subsequently causes seizures.
Belcher S et al. Tutu toxicity: three case reports of Coriaria arborea ingestion, review of literature and recommendations for management. The New Zealand Medical Journal 2013; 126(1370). https://www.nzma.org.nz/journal-articles/tutu-toxicity-three-case-reports-of-coriaria-arborea-ingestion-review-of-literature-and-recommendations-for-management