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

Kavitha Saravu, Jimmy Jose*, Mahadeva N. Bhat**, Beena Jimmy*, B.A. Shastry

Keywords : Acute ingestion, copper sulphate, poisoning

Citation Information : Saravu K, Jose* J, Bhat** MN, Jimmy* B, Shastry B. Acute ingestion of copper sulphate: A review on its clinical manifestations and management. Indian J Crit Care Med 2007; 11 (2):74-80.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.33389

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-04-2007

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2007; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

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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