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Methhaemoglobinaemia – a case of an elderly patient with indoxacarb poisoning

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A. Aravinthan ,

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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G.J. Pratheepan,

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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S. Sivansuthan,

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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R. Gajanthan

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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Abstract

Indoxacarb poisoning is a well-known cause for methaemoglobinemia. It’s an insecticide that is considered a safe substitute for organophosphate insecticides. It’s main action is to block sodium channels in the nervous system of insects causing neurological manifestations.

How to Cite: Aravinthan A, Pratheepan GJ, Sivansuthan S, Gajanthan R. Methhaemoglobinaemia – a case of an elderly patient with indoxacarb poisoning. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2018;30(1):33–4. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v30i1.10
Published on 01 Jul 2018.
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