A case of accidental formic acid poisoning

Sushil Kiran Kunder, A. Avinash, Sharath Madhyastha, Raviraj Acharya, Vinaya Gopalaswamy, Girisha Balaraju, Navin Patil, Amod Tilak

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Abstract

Formic acid is a commonly available compound, available commercially for the purpose of coagulating rubber. It is a highly corrosive agent. Consumption of this pungent liquid has resulted in dire consequences, based on the available literature. There have been a few reports of accidental/suicidal consumption of formic acid in the past. This is one such case report of an accidental poisoning with formic acid, with successful management and recovery.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)172-173
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science
Volume6
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)
  • Pharmacology (medical)

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Kunder, S. K., Avinash, A., Madhyastha, S., Acharya, R., Gopalaswamy, V., Balaraju, G., ... Tilak, A. (2016). A case of accidental formic acid poisoning. Journal of Applied Pharmaceutical Science, 6(8), 172-173. https://doi.org/10.7324/JAPS.2016.60827