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A rare case of myocardial infarction due to parathion poisoning.
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PMID:  19782319     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Organophosphorus poisoning occurs very commonly in southern India where farmers form a significant proportion of the population who commonly use organophosphorus compounds like parathion as insecticides. Awareness of the complications caused by parathion poisoning is essential for proper monitoring and treatment. We report a case of suicidal parathion poisoning in a farmer who was treated with atropine and oximes. He subsequently developed myocardial infarction, to the treatment of which, he showed no response and succumbed. In conclusion, myocardial infarction is a rare complication of parathion poisoning. Awareness of this complication of parathion poisoning, proper monitoring and treatment could prevent fatalities.
Yajnesh Kidiyoor; Vinod C Nayak; Vasudha Devi; Shankar M Bakkannavar; G Pradeep Kumar; Ritesh G Menezes
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article     Date:  2009-06-21
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of forensic and legal medicine     Volume:  16     ISSN:  1878-7487     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-09-28     Completed Date:  2009-12-22     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101300022     Medline TA:  J Forensic Leg Med     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  472-4     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of General Medicine, A. J. Institute of Medical Sciences, Mangalore, India.
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MeSH Terms
Creatine Kinase / analysis
Forensic Toxicology
Insecticides / poisoning*
Middle Aged
Myocardial Infarction / chemically induced*
Parathion / poisoning*
Poisoning / therapy
Troponin / blood
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Insecticides; 0/Troponin; 56-38-2/Parathion; EC Kinase

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