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VOLUME 26 , ISSUE 4 ( April, 2022 ) > List of Articles


Fipronil and Acetamiprid Poisoning: New Perils

Ramkumar Jayaprakash, Ashok Elangovan, Pradeep Nagaraju

Keywords : Acetamiprid, Fipronil, Poisoning, Seizure

Citation Information : Jayaprakash R, Elangovan A, Nagaraju P. Fipronil and Acetamiprid Poisoning: New Perils. Indian J Crit Care Med 2022; 26 (4):528-529.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10071-24205

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 13-05-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Suicides due to insecticide poisoning represent a major public health concern. Introduction of newer synthetic pesticides like neonicotinoids and fipronil, with novel mechanisms of action, have led to widespread adoption of these in the agriculture industry. They act by altering the neuronal transmission mechanisms in the central nervous system, specifically of the invertebrates, and lead to death of the organism. Though they were perceived to be invertebrate-specific, there have been few case reports of these, leading to notable clinical adverse effects on human exposure. We present a case of acetamiprid and fipronil consumption, who presented to us with central nervous system manifestations and his clinical management. With increasing use of newer pesticides, clinical knowledge regarding the toxic effects of these seems indispensable.

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