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Year : 2021  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 246-248

Acute pulmonary edema in an adolescent female with zinc phosphide poisoning: A case report

Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College, Jammu, Jammu and Kashmir, India

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Dr. Mohammad Irfan Dar
Department of Pediatrics, Government Medical College, Jammu - 180 001, Jammu and Kashmir
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DOI: 10.4103/jpcc.jpcc_45_21

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Zinc phosphide is a commonly used rodenticide in India. Intoxication is associated with multiorgan failure and high mortality. We present a case of 17-year-old adolescent female with suicidal zinc phosphide poisoning, complicated to acute pulmonary edema and refractory shock. The patient responded well to supportive management and intravenous magnesium sulfate. As there is no specific antidote for zinc phosphide, the parenteral magnesium sulfate can be used as adjunct therapy.

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