Intravenous organophosphate (dichlorvos) injection and the prolonged effect of toxin

Fatih Büyükcam - Zübeyir Cebeci - Yılmaz Zengin - Ural Kaya


Organophosphorous compounds (OPCs) are among the most important causes of poisoning in Turkey, as in many developing countries [1]. The mode of exposure to insecticides varies, including dermal, gastrointestinal, inhalational, and intravenous routes. Earlier few cases of intravenous exposure were reported [1]. Herein, we report a case of a patient who injected OPC intravenously, notable for early and late manifestations of OPC exposure.

Key words: intravenous, organophosphorous, intermediate syndrome, neurologic

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