Pharmacokinetic potentiation of mixed organophosphate and pyrethroid poison leading to prolonged delayed neuropathy

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Abstract

Organophosphate (OP) and mixed pesticide poisoning remains an important cause of hospital admission. Therefore, physician must be aware of atypical presentations of delayed neurological complications of poisoning by taking proper patient history. We report a case of a 23-year-old female who presented with high stepping gait and muscle wasting in hands. Patient history revealed consumption of approximately 4ml of mixed pesticide, consisting of 50% chlorpyrifos with synthetic pyrethroid, 5% cypermethrin. The prolonged and severe nature of delayed peripheral neuropathy, persisting at two years of follow-up, suggests that even small quantities of OP taken in combination with a pyrethroid can result in significant morbidity and is irreversible.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)FD01-FD02
JournalJournal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research
Volume10
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-11-2016

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  • Medicine(all)
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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