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VOLUME 20 , ISSUE 12 ( 2016 ) > List of Articles


Chlorantraniliprole: An unusual insecticide poisoning in humans

Nisha Jose, Ajay Mishra, Vignesh Chandiraseharan, Thambu Sudarsanam

Keywords : Chlorantraniliprole, Mobitz Type I atrioventricular block, ryanodine

Citation Information : Jose N, Mishra A, Chandiraseharan V, Sudarsanam T. Chlorantraniliprole: An unusual insecticide poisoning in humans. Indian J Crit Care Med 2016; 20 (12):742-744.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.195718

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-11-2017

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2016; The Author(s).


A 26-year-old female presented with deliberate self-harm using chlorantraniliprole, an unknown substance in human toxicology. She developed symptomatic Mobitz Type I atrioventricular block during observation, for which a temporary pacemaker was inserted. She reverted to sinus rhythm after 48 h and was discharged. Although claimed to be nontoxic to humans, chlorantraniliprole, an insecticide, could cause conduction defects by activating ryanodine receptors. To the best of our knowledge, this is the first case of chlorantraniliprole poisoning reported in the medical literature.

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