Neurolathyrism. Haileyesus Getahun South Gonder Health Department, Ethiopia. Neurolathyrism. Synonym lathyrism Neurolathyrism (NL) is a neurodegenerative disease that is caused by heavy consumption of grass pea, Lathyrus sativus. The Toxin.
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South Gonder Health Department, Ethiopia
The pulse contains the neurotoxin called -N-oxalyl-,-diaminopropionic acid (-ODAP).[Synonym -oxalylaminoalanine(BOAA)]
Although cultivation of the grass pea is legally banned
in India and Nepal,
Neurolathyrism continued to manifest itself.