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The Biological Effects of Kambo: Is There a Relationship Between its Administration and Sudden Death?

Journal of Forensic Sciences

Sep 9, 2017

Isabella AquilaPietrantonio Ricci

Abstract

Kambo is a substance obtained from the skin secretions of a frog, Phyllomedusa bicolor, popular in the Amazon region, which is administered via the transdermal route. We report a case of 42-year-old man found dead in his house. Near the corpse, a plastic box labeled as "Kambo sticks" wa...read more

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The Biological Effects of Kambo: Is There a Relationship Between its Administration and Sudden Death?

Journal of Forensic Sciences

Sep 9, 2017

Isabella AquilaPietrantonio Ricci

PMID: 28886207

DOI: 10.1111/1556-4029.13641

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