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Title : A Rare Presentation of Severe Organophosphate Poisoning: A Case Report and Review of Literature - Ibrahim_2022_Cureus_14_e31497
Author(s) : Ibrahim AE , Ghantarchyan H , Le T , Bhagat A , Maknouni B , Arabian S
Ref : Cureus , 14 :e31497 , 2022
Abstract : Organophosphates are chemicals commonly used as pesticides and work to inhibit acetylcholinesterase, leading to acetylcholine build up at muscarinic and nicotinic receptors throughout the body. Poisonings are often seen as small volume, chronic cases due to agricultural exposures, but can present as suicide attempts via organophosphate ingestion. Organophosphate poisonings, particularly when large volumes are ingested, require rapid and robust initiation of treatment. We present a case highlighting the appropriate management of profound organophosphate toxicity. We present a case of a 40-year-old female brought in by ambulance after purposefully ingesting two bottles of 100mL dichlorvos (DDVP), one of the largest volume organophosphate ingestions documented in the literature. She presented with severe salivation, diaphoresis and encephalopathy and was then intubated, requiring mechanical ventilation. She received multiple days of intensive care as she was treated with atropine, pralidoxime, intravenous fluids and vasopressors.
ESTHER : Ibrahim_2022_Cureus_14_e31497
PubMedSearch : Ibrahim_2022_Cureus_14_e31497
PubMedID: 36532913