The authors declare that they have no competing interests.
AB, AH and AB drafted the manuscript, SBH and ZF participated in the collection of the bibliography, KM and NBJ participated in the design of the study and coordination of the manuscript. All authors read and approved the final manuscript.
Datura stramonium L. (DS) is a wild-growing plant widely distributed and easily accessible. It contains a variety of toxic anticholinergic alkaloids such as atropine, hyoscamine, and scopolamine. Voluntary or accidental ingestion can produce severe anticholinergic poisoning. We report an unusual case of DS intoxication occurring in a geophagous young child after accidental ingestion of the plant. Our case is original because of the young age of the victim and the underlying geophagia facilitating the occurrence of poisoning.