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Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: A Story of Successful Management of a Severe Paraquat Poisoning

Authors:

P. Thineskaran ,

Teaching Hospital, Jaffna, LK
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G. Selvaratnam,

Faculty of Medicine, Jaffna, LK
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T. Kumanan,

Faculty of Medicine, Jaffna, LK
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N. Suganthan

Faculty of Medicine, Jaffna, LK
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Abstract

Self-poisoning with pesticides is a major public health problem in many developing countries, accounting for up to one-third of all suicides worldwide according to recent estimates and Sri Lanka is not an exception.

 

Here we reporting a case of paraquat poisoning in a 17-year-old-girl presented after self-ingestion. She developed oropharyngeal ulcers and clinical and laboratory evidence of multi organ damage. She was successfully treated with cyclophosphamide and steroid, initiated very early stage in addition to other supportive measurers. She made an uneventful recovery.
How to Cite: Thineskaran P, Selvaratnam G, Kumanan T, Suganthan N. Phoenix Rising from the Ashes: A Story of Successful Management of a Severe Paraquat Poisoning. Jaffna Medical Journal. 2020;32(1):47–9. DOI: http://doi.org/10.4038/jmj.v32i1.97
Published on 14 Aug 2020.
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