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Imidacloprid poisoning: An emerging cause of potentially fatal poisoning

Sanjay Mundhe, Siddheshwar Birajdar, Sheshrao Chavan, Nikhil Pawar

Keywords : Imidacloprid, neonicotinoid, respiratory arrest, suicide, ventilatory support

Citation Information : Mundhe S, Birajdar S, Chavan S, Pawar N. Imidacloprid poisoning: An emerging cause of potentially fatal poisoning. Indian J Crit Care Med 2017; 21 (11):786-788.

DOI: 10.4103/ijccm.IJCCM_152_17

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-06-2012

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2017; The Author(s).


There are a variety of pesticides that are used to control the pests in agricultural lands and other places. Newer pesticides, developed as an alternative to highly toxic organophosphates such as imidacloprid including other neonicotinoid compounds, are being increasingly used considering their less harmful effects in case of human exposures. Though it is considered relatively safer to human beings, it can lead to potentially life-threatening complications and acute poisoning with these compounds may be fatal in large ingestion. We report a case of poisoning with imidacloprid compound presenting with a variety of systemic features including respiratory failure and patient's improvement with conservative management.

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