A Case of Chlorfenapyr Intoxication with Central Nervous System Involvement
Ji Sun Kwon, Hye Yun Kim, Hyun Jeong Han*, Je Young Kim and Jong Ho Park
Department of Neurology, Myongji Hospital, Kwandong University College of Medicine, Goyang, Republic of Korea
- *Corresponding Author:
- Hyun Jeong Han
Department of Neurology, Kwandong University College of Medicine
Hwajeong dong, Goyang, Gyoenggi-do, Republic of Korea
E-mail: [email protected]
Received date: September 27, 2012; Accepted date: October 22, 2012; Published date: October 24, 2012
Citation: Kwon JS, Kim HY, Han HJ, Kim JY, Park JH (2012) A Case of Chlorfenapyr Intoxication with Central Nervous System Involvement. J Clinic Toxicol 2:147. doi: 10.4172/2161-0495.1000147
Copyright: © 2012 Kwon JS, et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
Background: Chlorfenapyr is a widely used insecticide worldwide for farming. However, chlorfenapyr intoxication with organic brain lesion has never been reported.
Case report: A 49-year-old man attempted suicide by ingesting 200 ml of Chlorfenapyr. He suffered from severe diaphoresis with a sustained high fever. Ten days after chlorfenapyr poisoning, he developed altered mentality. Brain Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) showed extensive bilateral involvement of the white matter.
Conclusion: We presumed Chlorfenapyr or its metabolite can induced delayed neurotoxicity in the central nervous system. We report herein a case of Chlorfenapyr intoxication with brain MRI findings.