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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 16  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 101-104

Killer secretions: Organophosphorus poisoning: Practice eessentials and protocols


1 Amrita School of Medicine, AIMS, Kochi Kerala, India
2 Department of Emergency Medicine, AIMS, Kochi Kerala, India

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Dr. T P Sreekrishnan
Department of Emergency Medicine, AIMS, Kochi, Kerala
India
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DOI: 10.4103/AMJM.AMJM_19_20

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Organophosphorus pesticide self-poisoning is an important clinical problem in rural regions of the developing world and kills an estimated 200,000 people every year. Unintentional poisoning kills far fewer people but is a problem in places where highly toxic organophosphorus pesticides are available. Medical management is difficult, with case fatality generally more than 15%. However, consensus suggests that early resuscitation with atropine, oxygen, respiratory support, and fluids is needed to improve oxygen delivery to tissues. The role of oximes is not completely clear.


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