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Refractory status epilepticus following self-poisoning with the organochlorine pesticide endosulfan.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15337143     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We describe a case of refractory status epilepticus presenting to a rural general hospital in Sri Lanka. This patient's condition was precipitated by intentional self-poisoning with the organochlorine insecticide endosulfan. Although rarely seen in developed countries, pesticide poisoning particularly with endosulfan is an important cause of difficult-to-manage seizures in Asian countries. In this case report, we discuss the management of status epilepticus and refractory status epilepticus. Further, we specifically discuss the clinical pharmacology and toxicology of endosulfan.
Darren M Roberts; Wasantha Dissanayake; M H Rezvi Sheriff; Michael Eddleston
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of clinical neuroscience : official journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia     Volume:  11     ISSN:  0967-5868     ISO Abbreviation:  J Clin Neurosci     Publication Date:  2004 Sep 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2004-08-31     Completed Date:  2008-01-24     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9433352     Medline TA:  J Clin Neurosci     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  760-2     Citation Subset:  IM    
Ox-Col Collaboration, Department of Clinical Medicine, University of Colombo, Colombo, Sri Lanka.
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MeSH Terms
Endosulfan / poisoning*
Status Epilepticus / chemically induced*
Grant Support
GR063560MA//Wellcome Trust
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insecticides; 115-29-7/Endosulfan

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