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Accidental Poisoning with Otapiapia: a Local Organophasphate-Containing Rodenticide: A Case Report

J A Okeniyi, O A Lawal

Abstract




Children are prone to accidental poisoning. We report this fatal organophosphate poisoning of a 3-year-old Nigerian boy following accidental ingestion of a homemade cocktail of kerosene and ‘Otapiapia': a local rodenticide to highlight the dangers inherent in un-regulated production, home use and storage of this substance. Preventive measures are discussed.

Keywords: Childhood, Organophosphate, Otapiapia, Pesticide, Poisoning.

The Nigerian Medical Practitioner Vol. 52 (4) 2007: pp. 100-101



http://dx.doi.org/10.4314/nmp.v52i4.28914
AJOL African Journals Online