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Organophosphate poisoning associated with fetal death: a case study.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  16184302     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The increasing use of organophosphorus insecticides in agriculture and inside homes and schools, as well as its widespread existence in the environment, poses a potential health hazard. As the use of these agents increases, acute and chronic exposure has become more common. As with other organophosphates, chlorpyrifos kills insects and other animals, including human beings, because of its toxicity to the nervous system. Exposure of pregnant women to organophosphates is an important clinical entity because of its effects on two organisms--mother and fetus. There are few reports about fetal toxicity of organophosphates in the literature because of the relatively few cases reported. In this paper we report a case of intoxication from chlorpyrifos, an organophosphorus compound, during pregnancy, causing fetal death.
Ahmet Sebe; Salim Satar; Rana Alpay; Nalan Kozaci; Ahmet Hilal
Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Mount Sinai journal of medicine, New York     Volume:  72     ISSN:  0027-2507     ISO Abbreviation:  Mt. Sinai J. Med.     Publication Date:  2005 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-09-26     Completed Date:  2005-11-08     Revised Date:  2006-07-11    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0241032     Medline TA:  Mt Sinai J Med     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  354-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Emergency Medicine, Cukurova University, School of Medicine, Balcali, Adana, Turkey.
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MeSH Terms
Fetal Death / chemically induced*
Infant, Newborn
Maternal Exposure / adverse effects*
Organothiophosphorus Compounds / poisoning*
Pregnancy Outcome
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Organothiophosphorus Compounds; 0/chlorpyrifos-ethyl
Comment In:
Mt Sinai J Med. 2006 May;73(3):636   [PMID:  16758106 ]

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