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Case Reports in Emergency Medicine
Volume 2014, Article ID 783236, 3 pages
Case Report

Peganum harmala L. Intoxication in a Pregnant Woman

Child and Mother Intensive Care Unit, University Hospital Hassan II, Sidi Hrazem Avenue, 30000 Fes, Morocco

Received 31 March 2014; Accepted 6 May 2014; Published 14 May 2014

Academic Editor: Yahia A. Raja’a

Copyright © 2014 Mohamed Adnane Berdai et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

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