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VOLUME 18 , ISSUE 1 ( January, 2014 ) > List of Articles


Self-injection of intravenous carbolic acid and multiorgan failure

Supradip Ghosh

Keywords : Acute Respiratory Depres Syndrome, central nervous system depression, intravascular hemolysis, intravenous phenol, renal failure

Citation Information : Ghosh S. Self-injection of intravenous carbolic acid and multiorgan failure. Indian J Crit Care Med 2014; 18 (1):43-45.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.125437

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-10-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2014; The Author(s).


Intravenous self-injection of phenol resulting in multi-organ failure is reported. The case is discussed, because of the unique nature of exposure to phenol and rapid involvement of multiple organ systems including the central nervous, pulmonary, renal and hematological systems.

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