A case report of aluminium phosphide poisoning

Nik Azlan Nik Muhamad, Rossman Hawari, Hidayah Shafie

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Abstract

Aluminium phosphide (ALP) is highly toxic and poisoning can result in high mortality rates. A 26-year-old female who allegedly ingested a toxic dose of ALP presented with vomiting and diarrhoea. She developed cardiac arrest with refractory pulseless ventricular tachycardia. Despite aggressive resuscitation, she succumbed to death seven hours following ingestion. In cases like this, a better outcome can be achieved with early arrival, prompt diagnosis, aggressive resuscitation and intensive monitoring.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)213-214
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume71
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2016
Externally publishedYes

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Keywords

  • Aluminium phosphide
  • Poisoning

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  • Medicine(all)

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A case report of aluminium phosphide poisoning. / Nik Muhamad, Nik Azlan; Hawari, Rossman; Shafie, Hidayah.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 71, No. 4, 01.08.2016, p. 213-214.

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Nik Muhamad, NA, Hawari, R & Shafie, H 2016, 'A case report of aluminium phosphide poisoning', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 71, no. 4, pp. 213-214.
Nik Muhamad, Nik Azlan ; Hawari, Rossman ; Shafie, Hidayah. / A case report of aluminium phosphide poisoning. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2016 ; Vol. 71, No. 4. pp. 213-214.
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