A Fatal Case of Yellow Phosphorus Poisoning with Refractory Cardiogenic Shock

Authors

  • Department of Medicine, Department of Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Vellore
  • Department of Medicine, Department of Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Vellore
  • Department of Medicine, Department of Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Vellore
  • Department of Medicine, Department of Critical Care, Department of Medicine, Christian Medical College Hospital (CMCH), Vellore

Keywords:

Yellow Phosphorus, Cardiogenic Shock, Fatal.

Abstract

Yellow phosphorus (YP), is a commonly used rodenticide paste in India. It is a powerful protoplasmic poison leading to acute fulminant hepatic failure, and has 100 % mortality in patients with delayed presentation. We report a case of a 23 year old man, who presented within 24 hours of consumption of 3% YP with the intent of deliberate self harm. He had a fatal course complicated by refractory cardiogenic shock and multi - organ dysfunction syndrome. Prevention strategies including public awareness of toxicity and restriction of sales of this compound are required on an emergent basis.

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Published

2017-04-01

How to Cite

Angel Miraclin, T., Prakash, T. V., Ramachandra, M. A., & Sudarsanam, T. D. (2017). A Fatal Case of Yellow Phosphorus Poisoning with Refractory Cardiogenic Shock. Toxicology International, 24(1), 122–124. Retrieved from https://www.informaticsjournals.com/index.php/toxi/article/view/20401