alexa Successful Treatment of a Supralethal Dose Paraquat Poisoning and Follow-Up Report
ISSN: 2165-7920

Journal of Clinical Case Reports
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Successful Treatment of a Supralethal Dose Paraquat Poisoning and Follow-Up Report

Fa-huan Yuan*, Feng Chen, Yi-qin Wang and Dai-hong Wang
Department of Nephrology, Xinqiao Hospital, PR China
*Corresponding Author : Fa-huan Yuan
Department of Nephrology
Xinqiao Hospital, PR China
Tel: +86-13708350570
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: February 01, 2016 Accepted: March 26, 2016 Published: March 31, 2016
Citation: Yuan F, Chen F, Wang Y, Wang D (2016) Successful Treatment of a Supralethal Dose Paraquat Poisoning and Follow-Up Report. J Clin Case Rep 6:753. doi:10.4172/2165-7920.1000753
Copyright: © 2016 Yuan F, 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.
 

Abstract

Serious exposure to paraquat (more than 10 ml 20% paraquat) usually results in death due to progressive pulmonary fibrosis. We report successful treatment of an 83-year old male who ingested 50 ml 20% paraquat and the follow-up result after 19 months. Our successful treatment might due to early and enough gastric lavage, superhigh dose of steroids and ambroxol, and early and long process of blood purification. At follow-up, the patient’s general condition, laboratory reports, pulmonary function, and chest radiography remains relatively normal. This successful case suggested that paraquat caused pulmonary fibrosis was reversible, and that paraquat had no long-time side effect to lung, liver, kidney, heart, and marrow if the patient received enough and perfect therapy in time.

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