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Year : 2007  |  Volume : 11  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 74--80

Acute ingestion of copper sulphate: A review on its clinical manifestations and management


1 Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal, India
2 Department of Clinical Pharmacy, 4th Floor Shirdi Sai Baba Cancer Hospital, Kasturba Hospital, Manipal, India
3 Canara Health Centre, First Floor, Sheikh Hina Complex, Anjuman Road, Udupi, India

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Kavitha Saravu
Department of Medicine, Kasturba Medical College, Manipal University, Manipal - 576 104
India
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DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.33389

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Ingestion of copper sulphate is an uncommon mode of poisoning in the Indian subcontinent. Cases are mainly suicidal in nature. The clinical course of the copper sulphate intoxicated patient is often complex involving intravascular hemolysis, jaundice and renal failure. The treatment is mainly supportive. In severe cases methemoglobinemia needs treatment. Mortality is quite high in severe cases. A comprehensive review of the clinical presentation and management of copper sulphate poisoning is done.






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