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Intermediate syndrome in organophosphorous poisoning--a case report.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16449848     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
A case of organophosphorous poisoning in a 29 year old male who developed intermediate syndrome manifested by features of respiratory depression as evidenced by marked weakness of the respiratory muscles, tachypnoea, and drop in oxygen saturation despite reversal of nicotinic and muscarinic effects of organophosphorous poisoning. The case highlights its early recognition and prompt institution of mechanical ventilation with continuation of anticholinergic drugs. The mechanical ventilation had to be continued for 9 days with successful outcome.
S Parajuli; J Jayakumar; S K Dham
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Kathmandu University medical journal (KUMJ)     Volume:  3     ISSN:  1812-2027     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:    2005 Oct-Dec
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2006-02-01     Completed Date:  2007-03-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101215359     Medline TA:  Kathmandu Univ Med J (KUMJ)     Country:  Nepal    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  421-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Manipal College of Medical Sciences, Pokhara, Nepal.
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MeSH Terms
Cholinesterase Inhibitors / poisoning*
Dichlorvos / poisoning*
Pesticides / poisoning*
Respiratory Insufficiency / chemically induced,  therapy
Suicide, Attempted
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Cholinesterase Inhibitors; 0/Pesticides; 62-73-7/Dichlorvos

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