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Toxicology

Suicidal & accidental poisoning requires immediate resuscitation to avoid multiorgan involvement.

Overview - Toxicology

Suicidal & accidental poisoning requires immediate resuscitation to avoid multiorgan involvement.

Common poisons include:

    • Agricultural pesticides
    • Insecticides
    • Medicine (sleeping pills, antiepileptic, paracetamol)

Treatment Options

All patient arrives to ICU after suicidal ingestion of poison, requires urgent gastric lavage to avoid absorption of medicine from stomach.

Should be given activated charcoal to bind with poison and avoid its absorption.

Specific antidotes should be given after initial resuscitation.

In cases with severe poisoning with multiorgan involvement requires ventilatory management as well as dialysis.

FAQs & Info

Aluminium Phosphide causes mitochondrial dysfunction, as a result cell are unable to utilize oxygen.
Barbiturate, Paraquet, etc.

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