Author(s): Premaratna R, Tilakarathna Y, Fonseka MM, Gunatilake SB, de Silva HJ
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Abstract Parasuicide by ingestion of organophosphate (OP) insecticides is common in Sri Lanka, but the use of the parateral route to self administer the poison is extremely rare. We report a patient who deliberately injected herself intramuscularly with an OP compound with suicidal intent. The clinical manifestations of OP poisoning were unpredictable and posed a therapeutic problem.
This article was published in Hum Exp Toxicol
and referenced in Journal of Clinical Case Reports