An unusual case of attempted suicide by rectal administration of parathion

Subramanian Senthilkumaran, Namasivayam Balamurgan, Ritesh G. Menezes, Ponniah Thirumalaikolundusubramanian

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Abstract

Although organophosphate (OP) poisoning is well known, unusual routes of administration of OP compounds are reported occasionally. Herein, a case of self administration of parathion, an OP compound, into the rectum using a six inches (15 cm) nozzle of a sprayer in a 35-year-old man is highlighted along with probable mechanisms for rapid absorption and severe systemic toxicity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)383-384
Number of pages2
JournalJournal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Volume18
Issue number8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2011
Externally publishedYes

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Law

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    Senthilkumaran, S., Balamurgan, N., Menezes, R. G., & Thirumalaikolundusubramanian, P. (2011). An unusual case of attempted suicide by rectal administration of parathion. Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine, 18(8), 383-384. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jflm.2011.07.002