Indian Journal of Critical Care Medicine
An open access publication of ISCCM™ 
 
Users online: 51 
     Home | Login 
  About Current Issue Archive Search Instructions Online Submission Subscribe Etcetera Contact  
  Navigate Here 
 »   Next article
 »   Previous article
 »   Table of Contents

 Resource Links
 »   Similar in PUBMED
 »  Search Pubmed for
 »  Search in Google Scholar for
 »Related articles
 »   Citation Manager
 »   Access Statistics
 »   Reader Comments
 »   Email Alert *
 »   Add to My List *
 * Requires registration (Free)
 

 Article Access Statistics
    Viewed3335    
    Printed138    
    Emailed5    
    PDF Downloaded436    
    Comments [Add]    
    Cited by others 9    

Recommend this journal

 

 CASE REPORT
Year : 2009  |  Volume : 13  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 41--43

Severe myocardial depression in a patient with aluminium phosphide poisoning: A clinical, electrocardiographical and histopathological correlation


1 Department of Medicine, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Pathology, Government Medical College, Bhavnagar, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Viral Shah
33, New People Society, Subhashnagar, Ring Road, Bhavnagar - 364 001, Gujarat
India
Login to access the Email id


DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.53117

PMID: 19881181

Get Permissions

Aluminium phosphide poisoning is very common in India. It is one of the most fatal poisons. The clinical spectrum of poisoning varies depending upon the dosage and duration of consumption. The main effect of the poison is due to the release of phosphine which inhibits cytochrome oxidase and thereby hampers cellular oxygen utilization. Almost any organ can be affected by aluminium phosphide poisoning. We report a case where the heart was the predominantly affected organ. We describe the clinical symptoms and signs and their correlation with electrocardiographic and histopathological examinations.






[FULL TEXT] [PDF]*


        
Print this article     Email this article

Online since 7th April '04
Published by Medknow