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Jose Chacko, C. Shivaprasad
Keywords : Aluminium phospide, intraaortic balloon counterpulsation, myocardial depression
Citation Information : Chacko J, Shivaprasad C. Fatal aluminium phosphide poisoning due to myocardial depression refractory to high dose inotropic support and intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation. Indian J Crit Care Med 2008; 12 (1):37-38.
License: CC BY-ND 3.0
Published Online: 01-03-2008
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We report a case of aluminium phosphide poisioning that presented to us with refractory myocardial depression. This patient developed worsening circulatory failure that did not respond to inotropic or vasopressor support and intra-aortic balloon counterpulsation. She went on to develop progressive metabolic acidosis, renal failure and died within 48 hours of admission to the intensive care unit.
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