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Year : 2017  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 136-138

Early use of intravenous N-acetylcysteine in treatment of acute yellow phosphorus poisoning

Department of Internal Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore, Tamil Nadu, India

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Meban Aibor Kharkongor
Department of Internal Medicine, Christian Medical College, Vellore - 632 004, Tamil Nadu
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DOI: 10.4103/0973-4651.206530

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Rodenticides remain an important cause of morbidity and mortality among patients with deliberate self-harm. Yellow phosphorus is an important class of rodenticide due to its high toxic nature and is associated with a high mortality rate. The absence of any specific antidote is an important factor for poor prognosis among those who consume this poison. We report a case of acute liver injury secondary to yellow phosphorus poisoning which was successfully managed with intravenous N-acetylcysteine.

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