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Year : 2011  |  Volume : 15  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 233-235  

Cartap poisoning: A rare case report

AS Praveen Kumar, Deepak Amalnath, TK Dutta 
 Department of Medicine, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education and Research, Pondicherry - 605 006, India

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A S Praveen Kumar
Department of Medicine, JIPMER, Pondicherry - 605 006
India

Cartap is a pesticide commonly used to control weevil and caterpillars. It is an analogue of nereistoxin, a neurotoxic substance isolated from the marine annelid Lumbriconereis heteropoda. It causes neuromuscular blockade. Poisoning with cartap is very rare and not yet reported from India. We report a 35-year-old lady with cartap poisoning who presented with nausea, vomiting, and dyspnea. She improved with N-acetyl cysteine and symptomatic management.


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Praveen Kumar A S, Amalnath D, Dutta T K. Cartap poisoning: A rare case report.Indian J Crit Care Med 2011;15:233-235


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Praveen Kumar A S, Amalnath D, Dutta T K. Cartap poisoning: A rare case report. Indian J Crit Care Med [serial online] 2011 [cited 2014 Sep 3 ];15:233-235
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