Naphthalene is an organic compound which is white crystalline solid with a characteristic odour. It is a common constituent in traditional mothballs and is mostly derived from coal tar. Structurally naphthalene can be viewed as fusion of pair of benzene rings. We are reporting a case of a 22 year old male, with known psychiatric illness presenting to the hospital emergency room with history of vomiting and red colored urine after alleged consumption of mothballs (Naphthalene). The case management and toxicity of naphthalene will be discussed.
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Research Journal of Pharmaceutical, Biological and Chemical Sciences|
|Publication status||Published - 01-09-2016|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
- Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)