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Paraquat poisoning: Experience of Poison Control Centers in France.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  505929     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Seventy acute intoxications with paraquat have been collected in 11 out of the 17 French Poison Control Centers from 1970 to 1977. The main route of intoxication is oral ingestion and accounts for all the lethal cases (24). Accidental ingestion may be severe : 7 deaths out of 25 cases but suicidal intoxications have a more important morality rate : 17 deaths out of 22 cases. The addition of an emetic to the formulation of this herbicide will lower the severity of this acute poisoning and will be demonstrated by the survey of the next cases of paraquat poisoning.
F Conso
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Veterinary and human toxicology     Volume:  21 Suppl     ISSN:  0145-6296     ISO Abbreviation:  Vet Hum Toxicol     Publication Date:  1979  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1980-01-24     Completed Date:  1980-01-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7704194     Medline TA:  Vet Hum Toxicol     Country:  UNITED STATES    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  112-3     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Paraquat / poisoning*
Poison Control Centers
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