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VOLUME 19 , ISSUE 11 ( 2015 ) > List of Articles


Cow dung powder poisoning

S. Khaja Mohideen, Senthil Kumar Kaliannan, Pavan Kumar Dammalapati

Keywords : Auramine, cow dung powder, malachite green

Citation Information : Mohideen SK, Kaliannan SK, Dammalapati PK. Cow dung powder poisoning. Indian J Crit Care Med 2015; 19 (11):684-686.

DOI: 10.4103/0972-5229.169357

License: CC BY-ND 3.0

Published Online: 01-02-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2015; The Author(s).


Cow dung, which has germicidal property, was used in ancient days to clean living premises in South India. Nowadays, people are using commercially available synthetic cow dung powder. It is locally known as "saani powder" in Tamil Nadu. It is freely available in homes and is sometimes accidentally consumed by children. It is available in two colors - yellow and green. Cow dung powder poisoning is common in districts of Tamil Nadu such as Coimbatore, Tirupur, and Erode. We report two cases of yellow cow dung powder poisoning from our hospital.

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