Lathyrism is a disease of the Muscles of the Legs.
It is caused by eating legumes of Lathyrus.
Lathyrus sativus seeds causes Lathyrism.
The excessive consumption of this pulse causes Latyrism.
Lathyrus sativus seeds contains Amino Acids.
Amino Acids are toxic.
It may be detected early in life when you see a child running only on his toes and cannot touch the ground with his heels.
Types of Latyrism are
Osteolathyrism : It causes bone deformities in skeletal.
Neurolathyrism : It causes Nervous degeneration.
Causes of Lathyrism
Excessive consumption of Lathyrus sativus pulse.
If not treated properly, Lathyrism may cause
Death in severe cases