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Rodenticide poisoning in an unusual setting and its management challenges in a resource.limited setting: Report of three cases

A Ibrahim

Abstract


Organophosphate poisoning occurs worldwide. Both sexes are equally affected and accidental poisoning is commonest between the ages of 2 and 8 years. The use of organophosphate as homemade insecticide has exposed children to the risk of organophosphate toxicity; furthermore, poor regulation of these hazardous chemicals makes them easily accessible to individuals. The case of three siblings who ate fried fish poisoned with organophosphate meant to serve as bait for rodents in the farm is reported.

Key words: Children, organophosphate, poison




http://dx.doi.org/10.4103/2276-7096.123614
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